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Gallery Lates: Death: A Portrait

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Dulwich Picture Gallery

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SE217AD

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Within the Gallery we are presented with many faces of death, from the moving to the macabre. Whether it’s the Mausoleum where the founders of the Gallery are buried or commemorative portraits, join us to explore our complex and contradictory attitudes to this emotive subject. Expect everything from talks and tours to death cafés, memento mori workshops and macabre salons.


BitterSuite

An experience which uncovers the hidden human stories embedded in the mausoleum walls. Intertwining sound, vibration and poetry BitterSuite and Kayo Chingonyi bring the mausoleum walls to life for the ears and skin of the audience.


#LifeDeathWhatever

Life. Death. Whatever. will be taking over the beautiful Christ's Chapel to present a candlelit installation of inspiring and thought-provoking voices from around the world, sharing their experiences of death and dying. Curated by funeral director Louise Winter and end-of-life doula Anna Lyons, expect the unexpected.


The Art of Dying (Two tours at 6:45pm and 7:30pm)

Whether explicit or implied, death has been an pervasive theme in art throughout history. Join Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard for a macabre tour of the Gallery and learn how artists explore and express mortality.


DIY Memento Mori and Vanitas Collages with Art Macabre

Remember remember that you too will die. Create your own contemporary twist on traditional memento mori with Art Macabre. Take a moment to reflect on your mortality and what matters in life to you. Cut and paste imagery to design your own personalised pictorial reminder of life, death and the passing of time. A drop-in workshop led by Art Macabre's director Nikki Shaill and team.


Death Cafe (8-10pm)

Please note that capacity is limited for the Death Cafe and registration is essential - please book your free space by clicking the green 'Tickets' button. Unlike all other Lates events, this is not a drop-in activity. Participants will take part in the Death Cafe for the full two hours.

Join secular minister and opera singer Emma Curtis for a tea party-style discussion of death and dying. Drink tea, eat cake and discuss death in a safe space for sharing understandings, ideas and experiences. Death Cafe's aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Founded by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, the Death Café is an encouraging, safe space for open discussion and shared understanding of ideas about and encounters with death and dying.


Coffin Playroom

Try them out for size and play in the multi-coloured coffin ball pool. Coffin selfie anyone?


#UNSAID

Is there something you're not saying? What didn't you say? #Unsaid is a project from #lifedeathwhatever encouraging everyone to share the words that have been left unsaid. It can be in any form, whether that's postcard, post-it or just plain paper. Whatever you haven't said, say it here.


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Other than the Death Cafe which requires a separate free booking, your ticket includes all Lates activities and entry to the Permanent Collection. A discounted £5 ticket add on is available for the Tove Jansson (1914-2001) exhibition. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the 'Tickets' button above or at the Gallery admissions desk on the night. Friends do not need to purchase add-on exhibition tickets and can access the exhibition free of charge.

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