In this Moment
Black Men’s Minds
An Ecology of Mind
Lifestyle (working title)

Our 2022 Programme

We are pleased to announce our 2022 programme, marking 25 years of Bethlem Gallery.

Care in all its forms – as political action, response to injustice, as support, community or living well together – is at the core of the 2022 programme, which marks 25 years since the space opened in 1997 in the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital in south east London. Artists, scientists, therapists and other practitioners will work together on sound, sculpture, video and textile works exploring ideas relating to mental health, climate change, racism, the home, and the power of music.

Director Sophie Leighton said, “Bethlem Gallery has an important role to play with, and for our communities, a role that has come to the fore during the pandemic, as we all think about mental health, society and the importance of care. We are working with artists, the hospital and local communities to open conversations that can be difficult and messy, but also playful and healing.”

Exhibitions 2022

In this Moment5 February 2022 – 14 April 2022
Gawain Hewitt and musicians from City of London Sinfonia | India Harvey with young people from Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital Schools.
In this Moment is an immersive sensory installation exploring ideas of nature and the cosmos through interactive sound sculptures, furniture and textile works.

Black Men’s Minds, 27 April 2022 – 7 May 2022
Stephen Rudder

Presented for the first time in a mental health setting, the audio-visual installation Black Men’s Minds by artist and psychotherapist Stephen Rudder is a stream-of-conscious exploration of masculinity, power and culture, social pressures and lived experience. Interweaving spoken word with a musical score developed from the frequencies of psychotropic medications, the work bears testimony to the psychological tensions present in Black men’s minds, voices that are often missing in the conversations around mental health.

An Ecology of Mind, 18 May 2022 – 27 August 2022
Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital and The Maudsley Hospital
Various artists

Ecology of Mind explores art, ecology and mental health to re-imagine the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham and The Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell as a ‘commons’, making cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of society.

Lifestyle (working title), 3 September 2022 – 11 November 2022

Lifestyle is a solo exhibition of pencil drawings spanning a 10-year period in the life of Raymond, an artist who has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Southbank Centre.  Working from images in glossy lifestyle and interior design magazines and the world around him, Raymond creates stylised drawings of people, domestic interiors and objects, characterised by an individual sense of perspective, heavy outlines, and flat blocks of colour.

Bethlem Art Fair, 26 November 2022 – 20 January 2023
Various artists

Bethlem Gallery’s 14th annual open exhibition showcases work by over 100 artists connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to offer paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles and sculpture for sale at affordable prices.


To read more on each exhibition, please download the full press release here:

Bethlem Gallery Programme Press Release 2022

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