As Happy as a Dog with Two Tails / Summer Workshops for Families

Enjoy a series of free drop-in art workshops at Dilston Gallery during the summer holidays, with a different artist each week and activities tailored to specific age groups.

Make colourful papier-mache dog heads, design exquisite animal silhouette animations or create vintage-inspired toys on wheels.

Each workshop will encourage play and imagination so come back every week for something new! This series is programmed in response to our Dog Show, showing in our gallery spaces. Dogs are welcome at these workshops!


24, 25 & 26 / 31


1 & 2 / 7, 8 & 9 / 14, 15 & 16 / 21, 22 & 23 / 28, 29 & 30

  • Week 1: Papier Mache Dog Heads // Led by Alexa Lowe
  • Week 2: Doggies on Wheels // Led by Flora Duley
  • Week 3: Best in Show // Led by Lucy Joyce
  • Week 4: Animal Cabaret // Led by Polly Brannan
  • Week 5: Dog Life Drawing // Led by Alexa Lowe
  • Week 6: Channel your Animal Instincts! // Led by Abigail Hunt

The morning sessions (10am-12pm) are designed for Under Fives, while the afternoon sessions (1-3pm) are for 6-11 yrs.

These workshops have a capacity of 12 children at any one time, please arrive on time to avoid disappointment. Though they are tailored to specific age groups, we will accommodate families with mixed ages and adapt the activities if required. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult

Alexa Lowe is an artist interested in exploring the voice of the mark, through a range of materials and methods. She is interested in how the process of making brings thoughts into being and works with different community groups to encourage and further develop creative expression for all.

Flora Duley has a socially-engaged art practice. She is interested in Educational and Pedagogical structures, creating installations for visitor participation that include video, performance, sculpture and painting.

Lucy Joyce graduated from an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2013. Lucy has previously developed a series of public art commissions in towns around the UK. In 2018 she was commissioned by Tate St Ives to make her new site-specific artwork: I Becomes You, Becomes We, Becomes Us, a performance on the coastline involving over 200 local people. She has taught extensively in London, leading the Youth Collective at Camden Arts Centre from 2016-18 and is a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins.

Polly Brannan is an artist and educator who has produced projects at Frieze Art Fair, Lisbon Experimenta Festival and Nottingham Contemporary, amongst others. She is Co-Founder of Network Avant Gardening, and was a member of the Collective Public Works from 2005-2011.

Abigail Hunt‘s artistic practice centres around found objects and images and a procession of tasks: the investigative research of an image, the deconstruction of a line, the disablement of form and finally the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the object. These processes are similar to that of understanding a new language. Through translating one language of images and the later reformation and retelling through made objects Abigail creates her own structures, tones and descriptions.

Dog Show Exhibition

For Dog Show, 15 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks. With a little help from their human companions, these canine curators have selected artworks in what is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind. Read more here

18 July – 8 September 2019 | Lake Gallery  & Dilston Gallery

Exhibition Open:  Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / 11am – 5pm


Southwark Park Galleries

Southwark Park Galleries New Name Logo

The gallery have officially changed their name to Southwark Park Galleries to include the Lake Gallery (formerly The Gallery) situated by Southwark Park’s lake and new Pavilion cafe (launching in summer 2019) and the Grade II listed building in the southwest corner of Southwark Park Dilston Gallery (formerly Dilston Grove)

Established in 1983 The Bermondsey Artists’ Group (BAG) is an artist-led initiative that supports Southwark Park Galleries and creates opportunities for artists who live, work or study in Southwark

Visit the galleries

Southwark Park Galleries, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA

Phone: +44 (0)20 7237 1230 | Email:

Opening times

Lake Gallery & Dilston Gallery | Thursday – Sunday // 11am – 5pm

Additional opening times for special events and previews

How to get there

Canada Water on the Jubilee and London Overground Lines or Surrey Quays on the London Overground. Canada Water station is seven minutes walk from Southwark and Surrey Quays is six minutes walk to The Gallery.
1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, P12, C10. All stop at Canada Water station.
Enter Southwark Park via the Southwark Park Road entrance. Parking in the park.
South Bermondsey.

Disclaimer: WISE16 publish public notices from London Borough of Southwark with the aim to encourage participation. Please visit Southwark Council’s website for further in

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