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Counterpoints Arts

Monday 15 June 2020 - Sunday 21 June 2020

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Dulwich Picture Gallery




Visual Arts


Journeys shines a new light on paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery's Collection and seeks to question the nature of migration from the 17th century to today. The display was co-curated by a group of Community Curators all with personal experiences of migration from around the world, including Yemen, Sri Lanka, Italy, Pakistan and Ireland.

Journeys examines the contemporary relevance of paintings by Old Master painters Poussin, Canaletto, Pynacker and van de Velde, revealing the importance of migration in enabling a dynamic, cultural exchange of ideas.

Whilst Dulwich Picture Gallery is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gallery will be sharing a range of material online as part of Refugee Week for you to discover and explore the display digitally, including an enchanting animation by Nicola Jane Francis which brings to life conversations on the paintings in the display from local London community groups, and a special soundscape by poet and spoken word artist Akila Richards.

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