Bethlem Gallery 2023: In Pictures

As we approach the end of the year, the Bethlem Gallery team would like to share these photographs of just some of our many highlights in 2023. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the brilliant artists and partners we work with – and our fantastic board and funders – for making all of this possible!

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Exhibition: Being Present 1 February – 13 May 2023, by artist pairings Frank Abbott & Mr X, Michelle Baharier & Chris Lewis-Jones, Courtney & Roger Suckling, and Fatma Durmush & Jo Wheeler. A collaboration between Bethlem Gallery and Primary, Nottingham. Photography by Ben McDade.

Regular drawing group sessions every Wednesday afternoon.

The gallery hosted many workshops and events for the general public, artists and local schools, led by artists including Sage, George Harding, Beth Hopkins, Mr X, Corinne, Keith Clapson, Karta Kaur, Baba, The Artist Taxi Driver, Jo Wheeler, Jess Murrain and many more. 

Corinne, Period Survival Quilt, 2023.

Exhibition: Elsewhere 24 May – 9 September 2023, by artists CorinneEddieMax Reeves, Sue Morgan, Baba, Daisy YoungHoagy Houghton and Pear Nuallak, curated by artist Beth Hopkins. A collaboration between Bethlem Gallery and Turf Projects, Croydon; part of the 2023 Croydon Borough of Culture programme This is Croydon and funded by Arts Council England. Photography by Ben McDade.

A gallery space with large pink circle painted on the wall. On this wall and plinths below are lots of brightly coloured and irregularly shaped ceramic sculptures.

Exhibition: Touching the Surface, 20 September – 18 November 2023, by artist Keith Clapson. Photography by Ben McDade.

Exhibition: Sea to See, 7 September 2023 – 29 January 2024, by artist George Harding. Shown at the ORTUS centre in Denmark Hill.

Drawing In The Dark’ workshop, hosted as part of The Big Draw 2023, themed ‘Drawing With Senses’. Photography by Josip Lizatovic.

Exhibition: Bethlem Art Fair, 25 November 2023 – 20 January 2024. Featuring over 100 artists with connections to the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

As Art Strategy lead for South London and Maudsley, the Gallery have delivered a number of participatory and visual arts projects across the Trust, including exhibitions, artist-led workshops, site specific commissions and lived experience Art Groups. We have engaged with Creative Health partners such as Raw Material, Science Gallery London, Hospital Rooms, Royal Horticulture Society and Ambient Support.

Exhibition: How We Work, 24 May – 1 September 2023, the first exhibition of work by the Bethlem Artist Collective (BAC). Shown at the ORTUS centre in Denmark Hill. Artists: Carlos Cortes, CorinneKarta KaurSageMichelle BaharierNicola FieldRobyn SmithSarah Lloyd (Carpenter)Sue Morgan, Yas Martinez.

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