Art online

Dulwich Picture Gallery marketing manager Rosie Haas recreates Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s The Flower Girl, c1665-70

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s creative work is continuing at full steam during the lockdown.

It has a host of online articles, films and activities to keep people creative at home, and every work in its collection is available to explore in ultra-high resolution on its website.

You can also tour its 600 works in 3D using the Google Arts & Culture app.

City Arts Nottingham’s Armchair Gallery has activities using the gallery’s artworks that are specifically aimed at over-70s, with special features for people living with dementia.

British Surrealism exhibition iconThe gallery’s current major exhibition can come to you with a series of short films. Behind the Curtain explores key artists and works in British Surrealism and presented by gallery director Jennifer Scott.

It might be a bit of a mouthful, but the #Tussenkunstenquarantaine challenge has taken social media by storm. It means “between art and quarantine” and the challenge is to recreate a famous artwork in photo form.

Curator Helen Hillyard recreates Gerrit Dou's A Woman playing a Clavichord
Curator Helen Hillyard recreates Gerrit Dou’s A Woman playing a Clavichord from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection

Gallery staff and members of the public have used its collection as inspiration to recreate masterpieces by Rembrandt, Murillo, Dou and more …

Top 10 art films

A scene from Ruben Östlund's The Square
A scene from Ruben Östlund’s The Square

The gallery also suggests a selection of films about the life and works of artists, each recommended by a member of staff.

Creative Wednesdays

Each Wednesday the gallery is sharing a new art technique to try at home. It has already looked at “automatic drawing” –closing your eyes and letting your subconscious guide the pen, the surrealist “combination imagination” game and collage-making. Tune in every Wednesday on Instagram and Twitter and get inspired.

Stay at home activities for all the family

The gallery also has a list of family stay-at-home activities to entertain, inspire and enrich youngsters and big kids alike.

The gallery is an independent charity, so closing its doors poses a critical financial threat. It says that every show of support at this challenging time will make a big difference. More information.