Friday, 11 August 2017

Dulwich Pavilion

Across town meanwhile at Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrations were in order, as it is 200 years since this gallery first opened its doors to the public. Part of the celebrations involved the commissioning of their very own inaugural pavilion. A competition was held to design the pavilion, and the winners were architects IF_DO, with their After Image pavilion. It is an interesting airy structure of wooden struts forming the roof, draped with a wire mesh curtain, and large mirrored panels reflecting the abundant light, and the lush, tranquil greenery of the surrounding gardens, anchored on a wooden slate base. I particularly liked the seating. The utilitarian school-like chairs whose metalwork was coloured in both vibrant, and cool pastel shades. Future designs could well rival those at the Serpentine Gallery.

IF_DO - After Image Pavilion
until 8th October
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road
SE 21