Monday, August 26, 2019

Gallery Late at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery held a special ‘Gallery Late’ last week and I was lucky to have a ticket on what turned out to be a lovely warm summer evening.

I arrived early to draw ‘The Colour Palace’, the temporary pavilion built in the grounds of the gallery, designed and built by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore architects.

The evening’s events were inspired by the current exhibition, ‘Cutting Edge -Modernist British Printmaking’ and there were lots of workshops and activities to try. I had a go at 1930s fashion drawing and making a print. Also on offer were sewing, pottery and drawing activities. It’s not often as adults that you get the chance to ‘play’ like this and everyone seemed to be relishing the opportunity!

Also currently on display is the most beautiful paper cut artwork entitled ‘Sumi’ by Nabokov Kohima. Eight metres long and cut from a single sheet of paper, the crocodile hangs from the ceiling by countless threads, the top side painted black, the underside gold. It really is a stunning piece of work. 

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