British Surrealism virtual exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

A gallery has put one of its highly acclaimed exhibitions online for free.

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has created a virtual walk through its building so that people can experience their British Surrealism exhibition which was cut short because of coronavirus.

The exhibition champions the British artists that contributed to the surrealist movement.

The major exhibition features over 70 eclectic artworks from 42 artists, including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ithell Colquhoun and Conroy Maddox.

The virtual exhibition is free but online visitors are encouraged to make a donation to help support the Gallery facing unprecedented financial challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s gardens, pop-up shop and takeaway café are now open. With three acres of green space, the Gallery’s gardens offer the chance to enjoy art and architecture amongst nature, including Sir John Soane’s Gallery architecture, Peter Randall-Page’s Walking the Dog sculpture and over 25 species of majestic trees.

In May, the gallery launched a YouTube talk with curator of British Surrealism, David Boyd Haycock, which was originally planned to take place at the Gallery, followed by award-winning dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst’s Animalis – a contemporary dance performance commissioned as part of our 2018 exhibition, Ribera: Art of Violence.

Both are available for free on the gallery website as well as the gallery’s entire collection with works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough.

Photo by Stuart Leech


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