Sarah Carpenter

Art & Value

Bethlem Gallery

12th June – 31st August

What do we measure and why?

What does art help us to value?

To answer these questions, artists Leon B, Sarah Carpenter, Beth Hopkins and Robyn Smith have been in conversation with academics and researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London.

In a world where various, clinical methods are used to measure illness, wellness and ‘recovery’, art offers a personal perspective on what deserves to be counted and why.



Unescorted showcases artwork by patients who have used medium secure services at Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The title Unescorted refers to the leave status granted to secure patients during their recovery.

Unescorted #9 shows how artists work with ideas of value and measure within the particular structures of day-to-day life in the Medium Secure Unit at River House.

Download the exhibition guide HERE


Written Language vs Visual Grammar

Workshop with Sarah Carpenter

Friday 14th June 2019
12pm- 2pm

Free but booking required

Bethlem Gallery Studio

In today’s world of visual stimulation and sensory overload, how do we decipher what information might be of value to us?

Join us for a collage/ mixed media workshop deconstructing, manipulating, and reconstructing visual data in order to change its intended meaning and values.



Systems of Measure

Risograph printing workshop with Beth Hopkins

Saturday 6th July 2019

10:30am – 12:30pm

Bethlem Gallery Studio

How do we measure our wellbeing?

Join us to explore and redefine how mental health is measured and communicated. Building on the themes of the current exhibition, ‘Art & Value’, we will design our own new systems of measure. We will be creating posters in collaged layers before printing them on a risograph printer. Riso printing is a combination of photocopy and screen printing technology, which creates vibrant prints in two colours.


Added Value

Mixed-media workshop with Beth Hopkins

Saturday 3rd August 2019


Bethlem Gallery Studio

Join us to add value to found objects in this mixed-media workshop. Find out how weaving and re-fashioning discarded objects can transform them into something of value.

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