Current Exhibitions

 

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Pat describes her early work as influenced by her conditioning, having spent her teenage years working on heavy manual typewriters, hard-edged lithographs and making copious notes.  “So I set myself tasks of seeking an inner truthfulness with intuitive writing, drawing and finally painting with some extremely large five foot canvasses which have never been seen publicly, until now, with the encouragement of the Bethlem Gallery”.

Her most recent  'FLOWERS FOR ...’ series are full circle, from the immaculate, carefully correct flower drawings. Pat describes these works “They represent not only my freedom to express my feelings in my artwork, but my ability to give love to others now rather than waste my life just needing”.

The work is on display from October - December 2014

Venue:

Enter the Maudsley Hospital through the main entrance on Denmark Hill. Turn left past the reception desk and follow the signs to the Long Gallery.

The Long Gallery
Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
Camberwell
London
SE5 8AZ
020 3228 2830

Open daily Monday - Sunday 9am -7pm

For more information contact: richard.morley@slam.nhs.uk

Pathways and Pebbles

By Pat Mear

Bethlem Art Fair



You are invited to the The Bethlem Gallery’s annual open exhibition, showcasing the work of artists from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The fair offers an exciting variety of desirable paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture made by over 40 artists. Please join us for the festivities, there’s something for everyone with a selection of art, gifts, cards and mince pies!



Opening 3 December, 3 - 6pm

Exhibition dates: 4 - 19th December

Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm



This year we will also have a pop-up fair at ORTUS - Maudsley Learning Centre, on 9th December, from 12 - 3pm.

One month to go until the big move!



Stop Press: new home to Bethlem Gallery and Bethlem Museum of the Mind...


A pioneering arts and museum space at the heart of Bethlem Royal Hospital will soon be open to the public.


The Bethlem Gallery and Museum will be situated in the original administration building at the site which has been  radically redesigned to contain a permanent exhibition space, a temporary exhibition space for the Bethlem museum’s collection and a contemporary art exhibition space for artists who have experienced mental difficulties.


In the vastly increased exhibition spaces, you will now be able to view centuries of significant historic artworks and objects together with the inspiring contemporary artworks by current artists and service users. The new building is open to the public and free of charge. 


The move to the new building secures the unique collections for future generations and enables the public to see more of the incredible artwork both from the historic collection and from current artists involved with our services today. The old administration building’s grand art-deco staircase will provide a fitting showcase for the world-renowned statues of ‘Raving’ and ‘Melancholy’ Madness, which originally stood above the gates of 17th century ‘Bedlam’.


The project has been made possible by the generosity of the Maudsley Charity, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, The Heritage Lottery Fund and a number of trusts and foundations.


The new space will be opening in from March 2014, so watch this space for updates on our progress.


To find out more visit: http://museumofthemind.org.uk/about


To support the project visit: http://museumofthemind.org.uk/support



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Untitled by Clive

Making Visible
 
This year's Southbank Winter Festival is expanding to include an exhibition curated with the Bethlem Gallery.  Making visible reveals some of the processes, structures and stories behind the art of a diverse group of artists who are connected to the Bethlem Gallery. We ask, what takes place before, during and after the making of an artwork and how are artists enabled to do what they do?

Venue: Spirit Level, Royal Festival Hall

Exhibition opens 6 December 2014 - 11 January 2015, 10am - 11pm
* Closed 30, 31 Dec 2014 and 1, 2 Jan 2015

For further information please follow the link http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/gift-of-giving-1000633?dt=2014-12-10

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