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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 »

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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 »

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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 info@bethlemgallery.com or visit our Eventbrite page 29 August Outside In:… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Bethlem Gallery and Museum public opening – what a week!

Whilst we have always known how significant our project is in the cultural landscape, we were still unprepared for what was really to come. Thanks to the wonderful press team across both venues and from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). We have lost count of all the brilliant coverage, but just to… Read more »

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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 »

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New year, new home!

In the new year The Bethlem Gallery will have a new home. We will still be on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site but we will share a new, beautiful and resourceful building with Bethlem, Museum of the Mind. The move to the Bethlem Gallery and Museum will secure the unique collections for future generations and enable… Read more »

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Bethlem flies to Croatia

In November 2014 we were invited to celebrate the 135th anniversary of Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče in Zagreb, Croatia by staging an exhibition in the stunning contemporary gallery space on site. Members of the gallery flew out to the opening to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with the Croatian clinicians and politicians who attended the event…. Read more »

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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 »