Artdog Gallery is high up on Duncombe Hill with stunning views across to Canary Wharf and beyond. You go through the house, down the steep incline, past the large rusty kangaroo sculpture and into the gallery at the bottom of the garden. In this light airy space fourteen relatively small-scale works are attractively displayed on the white walls. The media range from ink and wash, watercolour and sand, pastel, acrylic, oil and graphite and oil and charcoal to mixed media, digital giclee prints, C-type print and gil-black etching. Some works, such as Lucy Duke’s pastel Brockwell Park, have a clear connection to South London. Her vibrant colours capture the sense of space in the park – the technique is perhaps reminiscent of Cy Twombly’s mark-making.

Group outings for members 4 times a year to galleries or major shows.
Possible group trips abroad and around Britain to see art also.
Current ideas: John Moore's Painting Prize in Liverpool, Tate Britain
to see Francis Bacon. Other ideas of where to go to be sent to
Julie Bennett.
Probably will start Jan 2009.

Please contact me to let me know your interested in the idea of
Socials so I get an idea of numbers and take it from there!

Julie Bennett:
Social Coordinaton
Chrissy Silver's pottery workshop
Tuesday 9th December 2008 10am-2pm
Four hours in pottery studio using a variety of different clays and handbuilding techniques to create a finished piece within the time scale
All pieces will be fired ready for collection at a later date.
A small charge will be made for the clay used and the firing costs. Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch! Space for 7 people max.
Please contact Chrissy Silver

Dynamic Life Drawing
Thursday December 11th 2008 6.30 - 9pm
£5 for the evening
Tea and coffee provided
Please bring own materials - and easel if required
Warm welcome to all
Please contact Moira Jarvis to attend

Build a Free Website Supper Club
Date TBC in January 2009
By the end of the evening you will be able to build your own simple website, for free. Dinner provided, PBAB. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express an interest and find out more details.

Experimental Drawing Workshop
15th January 2009 2.00pm – 5.00pm or 7.00pm -9.00pm (I’d prefer to do it in the day, but would do the evening if you think this would be better?)
Bring your own drawing media and paper (approx 10 sheets)
Coffee and biscuits provided. Cheers, Liz

Offering your own workshop
The idea of attending workshops is purely one to enable you to satisfy an interest in another medium, or to view another artists' working method.
As an artist offering a taster workshop, your workshop would be individually designed by you to fit in with your work practice,as will the times and dates offered and any costs incurred. The costs would not be to cover teaching costs as such,but would be to cover costs of outgoings such as materials, or in the case of life drawing, the cost of the model for example would be shared. Numbers would necessarily be limited to suit your workshop capacity,and would be filled on a first come first served basis. If you should wish to offer catering facilities please also indicate that possibility. Please contact Chrissy Silverand she will co-ordinate a list of forthcoming workshops from other artists
To all South London Women Artists

A series of critiques is proposed, designed to enhance our professional development and benefit from the diverse range of practices within our membership. The idea is for those attending to offer productive critical comments from which the artists involved can derive fresh perspective on their practice. During my MA studies at Camberwell, I found this aspect of the course the most valuable in terms of gauging how my work was being interpreted by viewers, in ways that I would never have guessed.

I will be hosting the first crit at ArtDog Gallery Space, 87 Duncombe Hill, Honor Oak, SE23 on December 3rd at 11am. My work is on display there from November 28th - December 7th. If anyone would like to bring some work along to have critiqued on the same day, please let me know; one other person has signed up to do this, we have room for more.

We will keep these groups small and informal, so if you would like to attend please reply asap. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For future critiques, anyone interested in hosting one or having their work discussed at another venue please let me know, along with preferred dates of availability, and I can begin to construct a schedule. We were thinking it would be good to establish a monthly or bi-monthly timetable. In this way we can begin to get to know each other and share ideas, which is one of the aims of establishing this network of artists.

Liz Charsley-Jory
Judging panel, 2006

Following on from the success of two previous competitions, the Friends are pleased to give notice of an Autumn Exhibition for the work of Friends to be held in the Gallery from Saturday October 25 to Sunday November 9 2008. We are delighted that the Director, Ian Dejardin, has agreed that, for the first time, the works will be displayed in the temporary exhibition space of the Gallery rather than in the Linbury Room.

Application forms will be available during the summer and will contain detailed information about the competition but in the meantime please note:
• All participating artists must be members of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery
• Artists may submit up to a maximum of three works.
• Only ‘flat’ art, ie. paintings, drawings, prints, photographs will be accepted.
• Works must be no larger than 1m square. This will be strictly enforced.
• All works must be clearly labelled on the back with the title and name of the artist. For prints please give the number of editions.
• There will be a submission fee of £10 (£5 for under-18s) for each work. Payment must be made on the day of delivery to the Gallery. Only cash or cheques can be accepted.
• All works must be for sale and the price given by the artist.
• The Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery will take 30% commission of all sales. The price of the works should include commission.
• All works are submitted at the artist’s own risk. The Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery are not responsible for any damage or loss.

There will be a judging panel (TBA) and prizes will be awarded at the Private View which will be held in the Gallery on the evening of Friday October 24.