Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Colour Palace

An uplifting sight for the summer comes in the form of the new Pavillion at Dulwich Picture Gallery. A collaboration between Peckham-based architecture practise Pricegore and British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori, the light-weight structure is formed of hand-painted wooden slats that come together to form the Colour Palace. Part of the London Festival of Architecture, the pavilion finds parallels between African and European cultures to create a building that reflects the diversity of south-east London.

Happy-making colours aren’t all that we have to love about the Pavillion, rather we have our eyes on the exciting program of events running in the space throughout the summer. There will be monthly Lates, each exploring a different concept – The Age of Identity, The Age of Innovation etc. on selected Friday evening’s with architect’s talks, drawing sessions, building competitions and more. There are also a number of evening Salons – discussions on art, architecture, culture and identity that might include a debate about the emotional significance of colour, or a conversation about the way art shapes our communities with Yinka Ilori. Plus yoga, drop-in art sessions and drinks on Friday evenings (5 July-16 August) and masses of art events for children including Art Sunday’s (2-4pm every Sunday) and summer holiday camps for all ages in August.

You’ll need to book ahead for the Supper Clubs in the Pavillion:

José Pizarro – Wednesday 19 June – Tickets £60

A relaxed evening of tapas and drinks from José Pizarro, of famed José Tapas Bar on Bermondsey Street.

Ollie Dabbous – Wednesday 3 July & 18 September – Tickets £80

Michelin-star chef Ollie Dabbous brings his five-course tasting menu to The Colour Palace for a unique dining experience.

Stories on our Plate – Wednesday 31 July – Tickets £45

Stories On Our Plate (Soop) and chef Suzanne James present a seasonal vegan menu at The Colour Palace. Soop works with chefs from refugee and migrant backgrounds to run storytelling supper clubs.

Neil Rankin – Wednesday 14 August – Tickets £60

Neil Rankin pioneered London’s high-end barbecue scene and is well known for his use of bold, global flavours- try his take on BBQ cuisine at The Colour Palace.

Fat Macy’s – Thursday 22 August – Tickets £45

Fat Macy’s supports young people living in temporary accommodation by providing chef training. Trainees work with professionals who help them make the journey from hostel to home. For this supper club, trainees will present a delicious three-course meal and cocktails made from British seasonal produce.

Dulwich Picture Gallery's Colour Palace
12 June - 22 September 2019, 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (open bank holiday Monday's too)
Dulwich Picture Gallery Gallery Road, SE21 7AD
— Daisy Allsup
12th June 2019