Talks and Debates

Architecture and creative play: rediscovering cultural collections with young audiences

11 June 2024

18:30 -19:30

On a mission to widen access to culture and the arts, museums and galleries are rewriting the rules to captivate new audiences and engage young children with their collections and buildings. As our understanding of visitor needs evolves, we are discovering the potential of early years engagement to lay the foundations for a lifelong relationship with cultural institutions.

Within this context, Dulwich Picture Gallery is collaborating with Carmody Groarke architects and play specialists Sarah Marsh & Stephanie Jeffries on a new children’s picture gallery within the gallery gardens. The pavilion will provide a dedicated art-based family learning space for creative expression and interactive play.

Join us for a conversation exploring the role of architecture and creative play to reframe cultural collections and inspire the next generation of thinkers and makers.

Panellists include:
Jennifer Scott, Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Chiara Barrett, Senior Architect, Carmody Groarke
Sarah Marsh and Stephanie Jefferies, Play Designers

The event forms part of the 'Summer of Play' programme at Dulwich Picture Gallery where Sarah & Stephanie will host a series of creative play workshops for families and children under 8.

Image: Carmody Groarke

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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery,
SE21 7AD

Upon arrival at the gallery please follow the signs for the Linbury Room where the talk will take place.

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Wheelchair accessible
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Gender Neutral Toilet
Personal Assistant or Carer Discount

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: .
View the LFA accessibility policy here

Limited accessible car parking is available on request by emailing
Hearing Loop is available in Linbury Room.

Accessible toilet is also the gender neutral toilet option.

Depending on event set up wheelchair space is at front or back of the room (back is raised viewing). The rest of gallery public spaces are step free.

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