Help us build the Colour Palace

Jennifer Scott at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Greater London


£20,907 raised
101 funders

Funded 14 April 2019

0% funded

104% funded

Help us build The Colour Palace, a unique space for all of London to relax, create and be inspired this summer!

Founded in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose built public art gallery, designed by pioneering architect Sir John Soane. Now, we want to continue our legacy by building a space for the communities of today.

Created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori, The Colour Palace was the winning design for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019, voted for by the public and a panel of industry judges as part of a competition run in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture.

Free and open to all throughout the summer months, The Colour Palace will create a much-needed flexible space for community activities and a vibrant events programme, including talks, workshops and Lates. Bright, bold, and interactive, it will continue our mission to open up access to the arts, breaking down barriers and welcoming new visitors to the Gallery.

A lively fusion of European and West African influences, The Colour Palace is a joyful celebration of multicultural London. It unites Pricegore architects’ and Yinka’s interest in creating cultural landmarks that support communities, generate meaning and evoke the stories of modern Londoners.

We need your help to raise the final £20,000 needed to build The Colour Palace, which has a construction budget of £100,000. Donate now and be part of making this unique space for all of London to relax, create and be inspired this summer.

100% of funds raised will go toward the building of The Colour Palace on site at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

You can choose from an exclusive range of rewards inspired by The Colour Palace design especially for this campaign.

Please donate today to help build The Colour Palace.

We want everyone to have the power to make art happen

Art Happens is the UK's only crowdfunding platform dedicated to museums and galleries, giving everyone the power to make art happen. If you have any questions or need help donating, contact us on 0203 757 9772 or email

5 Reasons to help us build The Colour Palace

From providing a space for London's diverse communities, to a buzzing event programme, find out why you should donate today!... Read more

How The Colour Palace began

We wanted to share the story of the next Dulwich Pavilion with you, from its beginnings to now…... Read more

Rewards Highlights

See the vibrant patterns and concepts behind The Colour Palace on sketchbooks, tote bags, prints, among other limited addition items!... Read more

We're halfway there!

We've got just two weeks left to raise the final £11,000 needed to build The Colour Palace! Can you help by donating or spreading the word?... Read more

Thank you for helping us reach 103%

We did it! With your help, we've reached a fantastic 103% of our £20,000 target to build The Colour Palace, which means we're that bit closer to the next Dulwich Pavilion becoming a reality... Read more

We reached the finish line!

That’s a wrap – our Art Happens campaign has closed with 104% of funds raised!... Read more

The Colour Palace is under construction!

The grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery are dramatically changing each day as The Colour Palace starts to take shape!... Read more

Have you been to see The Colour Palace yet?

Opening in June to praise from visitors and critics alike, The Colour Palace has transformed Dulwich Picture Gallery’s grounds into a technicolour summer playground! Have you been along to see it yet?... Read more

With thanks to...



eugenie Turton

Gary Cooper

Merrin Kalinowski

Cris Diaz Vilas

Peter Goff

Christina Fitzsimons



John Hartley

Sally Muckley

Stuart Jones




The Topinambour Trust

Daniel Goldman

Deborah Allen

Marcel Bruneau

Ray Greer

Danny Morrison

Kimberley Ballantyne

Kate Kulka

Rebecca Kendall

Joseph Henry


Pamela Waye


Lucy Perman

Mike Efstathiou





Lissa Kassim

Evelyn Welch



Daniel Noall

Victoria Diaz-Vilas

Martha Jones

Heather Parker-Bruneau

Jessica Newby

Javier Diaz Vilas

Alexandra Johnson

Judith Coles

Chris Smart


James Cabooter

Jennifer Scott

Chantelle Culshaw




Marian Hobson

Emma Mason


Jill Murphy

Shumi Bose


Charles Pilling

Robert Print

Harriet Cant


Iain Sturch


Lora De Felice

Hilary Satchwell


Jenni Holman

Alex Adie

David Thompson

Emma Capello

Stephen Viney

Sally-Anne Huang

Penelope Foord

Sheila Mcnicholas

Simon White

Alexander Wells

Lianna Sheppard

Susan Roycroft

Helen Roycroft


Diane Davies


Sarah Simpkin


Janet Vitmayer


Carolyn Young

Sue Allan

Rosemary Fenlon


Matthew White

Charlotte Gregory

Katharine St John-Brooks

Mark Andrews



Matilda Cornwall-Jones

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