Making-decisions: a sculpture project exploring Advanced Directives

This project is now open to anyone who identifies as living with bipolar

Artist Beth Hopkins has been commissioned to create artwork that explores the experience of having bipolar and writing an advance directive to make decisions about her care. She has been looking at issues of insight, choice and power relations and now she is looking for anyone who identifies as living with bipolar to take part in an art project.

Over a series of eight sessions we will experiment with different sculpture materials. No art experience necessary. You will learn new art skills in a supportive and friendly environment. The sessions will be guided by what the group would like to do. The workshops will be in a safe and supportive space to create, and there will be no pressure to share more than you feel comfortable.

Each session will be from 2pm – 4pm at Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX.

Dates: 6th, 14th, 20th April 4th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 2nd June


We will be able to offer you a £30 payment per session. We can also reimburse travel costs up to £15 per day.

Please note, you don’t need to have written an Advanced Directive to take part.

These workshops are part of the Mental Health and Justice Project, funded by Wellcome.


To sign up for this project and for further information please email: 

or call: 0203 2284101.