I was driving through Dulwich village one evening and noticed a little corner shop lit up in neon lights (it was hard to miss) so I was curious as to what was going on and had to go back to pay it a visit.
The Dulwich outdoor gallery is the hub for a number of artist all displaying work around the local area in conjunction with the Dulwich Picture gallery. The work is done by some of the top street artists around and is all based on a common theme – 17th and 18th century paintings that are in the permanent collection at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
The base is only a small store front but is bright and colourful with lots to see.
As well as looking at the artwork on show there is a comfy seating area that is perfect for browsing the range of books and magazines they have.
I am not a fan of graffiti that consists of illegible name tags that crop up in any newly painted area but I do like to see nice art work and have found myself paying more attention when I spy brightly coloured masterpieces on my walks.
If you would like to see any of the outdoor gallery there are over 30 pieces of work within the Peckham, Forest hill and Dulwich area. You could pop into the hub in Dulwich village to pick up a leaflet with a map and a list of the artists featured.
Have you been to any interesting art galleries lately?