Working with constraints

We are pleased to be able to share a new short film featuring artists and staff in conversation on art making on a medium secure psychiatric ward during the pandemic.

Created alongside the exhibition Unescorted #10 which showed at the Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital, 1st October 2021-10th April 2022, the film explores artistic interventions and strategies devised by staff on a medium secure psychiatric ward during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

Working with the constraints of social distancing on a locked ward, staff developed innovative ways for patients to make art, to make art in dialogue with others and to articulate their experiences.

Featuring: Amanda Glynn, Activity Practitioner, Waddon Ward and Josip Lizatovic, Art Coordinator, River House.

Both are based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

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