Posts By: Bethlem Gallery

Liz Atkin Solo Exhibition “Curdled” in LA

Liz Atkin: Curdled October 20-Dec 20, 2015 UCLA Medical Center & University of Southern California The excitement continues for Gallery artist Liz Atkin as she takes her work all the way to LA! Liz will be sharing her lived experience and recovery through art, speaking next week at UCLA at the LCR Gallery on Monday, Keck School… Read more »

Liz Atkin’s work featured as part of Fragmentary Exhibition: Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind

October 19th — 30th (PV: 22nd, 6:30pm – 9pm) The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ Open daily (except Wednesday) 12pm — 6pm “As neuroscience rapidly advances our ability to see both the brain’s ‘trees’ and its vastly intricate and diverse forests, we may find that the most beautiful landscape of all is… Read more »

Bethlem Salon #4

Bethlem Salon #4: ‘The Institution, Objects and Individual’ Friday, October 9th, 2015 6.00 – 8.00pm   Bethlem Gallery and Museum Bethlem Royal Hospital Monks Orchard Rd Beckenham Kent BR3 3BX   How do people negotiate themselves, the hospital environment and the objects within? Following on from the recent Bethlem Gallery exhibit, ‘Art and the Other’, co-curator Dr… Read more »

Bring it to the table with the Artist Taxi Driver Saturday 3rd October 3pm Bring it to the table with the Artist Taxi Driver and take part in a lively chat on politics, social and current affairs over a cuppa. Free tea and coffee for all participants. The Artist Taxi Driver is an artist, London… Read more »

Free Workshop

Join us at the Bethlem Gallery Studio for a free workshop as part of our last exhibition Art and the Other. 11am – 1pm, Saturday 29th August Boundary Objects: A practical workshop facilitated by Michaela Ross and Alana Jelinek. Please bring a personal object, or object you have made for a temporary intervention in the hospital… Read more »

Join us this Friday and Saturday

28 August Workshop with Daniel 2-3pm Join artist Daniel for this calming and meditative workshop that takes inspiration from his spiritual geometric artworks. You will explore geometric shapes, lines and bright colours to create organic and playful mandalas. To book your place, please RSVP to or visit our Eventbrite page 29 August Outside In:… Read more »

Madlove: A Designer Asylum

Art and the Other Events Madlove: A Designer Asylum  3.00 – 4.00pm 1st August An artists talk by the vacuum cleaner, in collaboration with Hannah Hull Is it possible to go mad in a positive way? How would you create a safe place in which to do so? If you designed your own asylum, what… Read more »

Artcakes and Artwalks!

All Day Join us on Saturday 4 July for fun and frolics in the sun. Enjoy the creative endeavours of the gallery and museum, explore the beautiful hospital grounds, or relax our new deckchairs! Artcakes (see above) & tea made by Sue B. Get them before they’re gone! 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Both The… Read more »

This Saturday at Bethlem Gallery

Join us this Saturday 6 June for London Creativity and Wellbeing Week hosted by London Arts in Health Forum   Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2015 is focusing on creativity and mental health. This welcome event is an opportunity to come together at the unique venue of the oldest psychiatric hospital in the world still functioning today. Join us… Read more »

Official Launch Day – Grayson Perry speaks on art and mental health

Image: Dr Matthew Patrick, Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust with artist Grayson Perry giving speeches at Bethlem Gallery and Museum official launch © Camilla Greenwell An extremely exciting first month in our new home drew to a close last week with the spectacular finale of our official launch.   Funders, partners… Read more »

Book Launch: Luxury of the Dispossessed

Saturday 28 Feb, 3-4pm Please join us at the Bethlem Gallery for the book launch of Luxury of the Dispossessed by poet and artist Dan Duggan, featuring readings from the book followed by a discussion about the role of the arts and writing in the hospital setting, with Dan Duggan, Beth Elliott, Bethlem Gallery Director,… Read more »

Bethlem Arts film wins award

Guardian journalist Gareth Rubin and Bethlem Arts team were given an award at the 2014 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Gareth’s film interviewed three Bethlem Artists talking about their work, their recovery and what role art plays in their lives and wellbeing. Artists Dan Duggan, Terence Wilde, and Stephanie Bates enjoyed the proud moment… Read more »