Eddie's Untitled Head Drawings, 2023. Photo Ben McDade

BSL Tour of the Elsewhere Exhibition

Saturday 19 August, 2023

Bethlem Gallery, 2pm-2:45pm

Join Edward Richards for a free British Sign Language tour of our current exhibition Elsewhere.

Work from seven contemporary artists will occupy the gallery and landscape at Bethlem Royal Hospital throughout the summer. ‘Elsewhere’ is guest curated by artist Beth Hopkins.

The exhibition interrogates the idea of public space – how we can use creativity to move beyond closed and restricted spaces to spaces of radical openness. Exhibiting works are playful, highly personal and political. The artists interrogate the notion of power and control over public space – from a queer utopia built in collaboration with a childhood friend to a pastoral folk vision of a hoped-for future, where land is not owned by a privileged few but is freely accessible to everyone.

This British Sign Language tour of the exhibition is led by Edward Richards, a specialist Deaf Mental Health Advocate, who delivers BSL museums and gallery tours to the Deaf community. Richards studied at Camberwell College of Arts graduating with B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design in 2000.

Elsewhere is on from 24 May to 9 September 2023.


About Bethlem Gallery tours and workshops

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

If you are unable to attend the tour, please contact us to cancel your place. We often have a waiting list.

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