11th May - 4th June
Unescorted #7
Bethlem Gallery
Open Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm

This year’s annual Unescorted exhibition showcases artwork by patients who have used medium secure services at Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Bracton Centre, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. The exhibition marks the first time the two neighbouring services have collaborated together to celebrate the talents of patients past and present. The artwork on display crosses a variety of creative media, including live music performances from Key Changes at the opening event.

Opening 11 May, 3 – 5pm

Exhibition continues: 12 May – 4 June

Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm

Free entrance – all welcome

Gallery and museum open first and last Saturday of the month 10am – 5pm. Join us for talks, events and workshops with artists and clinicians over the course of the exhibition, for more information visit our eventbrite page.




Events Programme

Jan Arden Drawing Workshops

Join artist Jan Arden for a drawing workshop where we’ll learn about some of his working processes and ideas behind his work. Jan will take us through some demonstrations and technical exercises focusing on various techniques of cross-hatching.

Drawing Workshop 1 – Saturday 28th May 11am -12:30pm – Please book a place here

Drawing Workshop 2 – Saturday 28th May 3pm – 4:30pm – Please book a place here


Museum lates
12 May 6 – 9pm

The gallery and museum will be open from 6pm – 9pm. Artist Albert invites visitors to join him in composing Albert Town in the gallery studio. Also on show upstairs the museum will be screening Animated Minds film please see here for more info.


Mental Health Through the Lens

Join us on the 25 May, 16.30 – 17.30, for a presentation and discussion with film makers, staff and patients reflecting on the challenges and rewards of filming within the Forensics Services at Bethlem Royal Hospital, for a documentary due to be aired later this year on Chanel 4.

Our guests will include Guy King and Peter Dale from the television production company Rare Day, Dr Martin Baggaley, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Tim McInerny and Bethlem patients involved in the filming.

Please book a place here