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Weekday of Tuesday 15 December

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, December 14, 2020 Under: December

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Today’s place of interest is Dulwich. It’s one of those places that doesn’t look like it belongs in London and yet it’s only a 13 min train journey from Victoria. 
2 Exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery What: Unearthed: Photography's Roots When: 8 December 2020 - 9 May 2021 Opening times: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm. Closed Mondays except bank holidays. Where: Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD Tickets: Friends/Under 18s go Free Adults £16.50* Seniors (Aged 65 +) £15.50* Concession £8 For more info and booking: Discover the pioneering story of photography from the 1840s to today, told through stunning images of plants and botany. It’s the gallery’s first major photography exhibition, ‘Unearthed: Photography's Roots ’ traces the rich history of the medium through depictions of nature, with over 100 works by 41 leading international artists. It will reveal the fascinating technical processes and narratives behind these images, showcasing innovations in photography by key figures including William Henry Fox Talbot and Imogen Cunningham as well as several overlooked photographers including rare works English gardener, Charles Jones who’s striking modernist photographs of plants remained unknown until20 years after his death having been discovered in a trunk at Bermondsey Market in 1981.

What: Victorian Photography Podcast
With the invention of photography, who knew it would revolutionise culture and communication? Images of real life could be captured for prosperity and sent across the world. Portraits of royalty and other celebrities, far more accurate than paintings, allowed members of the public to feel that they were viewing these people in the flesh. In this episode, we are with guest Colin Webb, who helps making history more accessible and telling the stories that we as a culture may have forgotten, and he does this by adding colour to black and white photos.

What: Journeys
Opening times: Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm; Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays Where: Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD Tickets: Included with a Gallery ticket For more info and booking: Our latest display shines a new light on works from the Gallery's Collection and seeks to question the nature of migration from the 17th century to today. Journeys has been co-curated by a group of Community Curators, with personal experiences of migration hailing from all over the world. The display will be shaped around the personal and diverse stories of the curators; aged between 29 and 69, whose combined heritage spans eight countries including Yemen, Sri Lanka, Italy, Pakistan and Ireland. It will examine the contemporary relevance of paintings by artists such as Poussin, Canaletto, Pynacker and van de Velde, revealing the importance of migration in enabling a dynamic, cultural exchange of ideas.

__________________________________________________________________ Lunchtime inspiration: Franklin’s Restaurant Where: 157 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HX Booking recommended: Erving seasonal British food for over 20 years, with a menu that changes every day. Curried parsnip soup, Ox Tongue, Black Pudding & Swede Mash and GingerBread Ice Cream


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