Into The Wild

The work displayed at the exhibition was the result of a Dulwich Picture Gallery project with artist Jo Lewis that supported students from Kingsdale Foundation School and Harris Academy Bermondsey to investigate the nature of artistic process.

Given how the mental health and well-being of young people growing up in London nowadays is a cause for concern with the pressures and stress of school workload, navigating their lives amidst the expectations of school, social life and social media, we wanted to help support them find space they could retreat to and help them foster a sense of resilience. Hence immersing them in nature. This relates to Milne’s spiritual quest as his complete isolation in remote natural places released his creative spirit and nurtured his artistic process that was absolutely rooted in and stimulated by nature.