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.

Take part in an animal cabaret, make doggy dog collages, pose with dog toys/props inspired by William Wegman and map journeys around Southwark Park channelling your animal instincts!

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!


Week 1 // 24, 25 and 26 July: Papier Mache Dog Heads // Led by Alexa Lowe

Week 2 // 31 July, 1 and 2 August: Doggies on Wheels // Led by Flora Duley

Week 3 // 7, 8 and 9 August Best in Show // Led by Lucy Joyce

Week 4 // 14, 15 and 16 August: Animal Cabaret // Led by Polly Brannan

Week 5 // 21, 22 and 23 August: Doggy Dog Collages // Led by Alexa Lowe

Week 6 //  Wed 28 and Thurs 29 August: Dogumenting Fun! // Led by Abigail Hunt // Fri 30 August: Dog Trust workshops

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.

For more information, please contact learning@cgplondon.org

The Family Workshops are generously supported by RIVA

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