Art + History Events July – Sept 2018

Permanent and temporary exhibitions and events supported by Maudsley Charity
(Adamson Collection, Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Maudsley Long Gallery and ORTUS)


Until this autumn: Maudsley Charity Showcase
Explore a range of Maudsley Charity funded projects on display around the building. Learn about the diverse range of people, places and organisations that the Charity supports; hear first-hand about the impact we make.

@Maudsley Long Gallery

2 July – 28 September: Alternative Seventy: Artists across seven decades of NHS
This exhibition provides an alternative celebration of the NHS at 70, revealing perspectives of the people at the centre of our hospitals, the subjects of their work, and the environments within which they were making. We present a unique chance to celebrate the work of some unfamiliar artists whose work is held in the Bethlem Museum collection as well as work by artists who have exhibited with the Bethlem Gallery from 1948 to the present day.

@Bethlem Gallery

7 July – 1 September: The Journey By Michael Meikle
This exhibition showcases paintings, drawings and prints made over Michael’s lifetime, bringing together two popular themes within his work of portraiture and landscapes. Though his subject matter varies, his distinctive quality of line defines his life’s work.

7 September – 16 November: Our Future Likes
Our Future Likes explores the lives we live online from the perspective of young people, the people who support them and people who were once young and who have something to say. The exhibition theme has been developed in consultation with young people and staff from the Bethlem Adolescent Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital.

  Events @ Bethlem Gallery

  • 5 July, 10:30 – 12:00: 70th birthday celebration of the NHS, poetry reading and art workshop
  • 7 July, 10:30 – 12:00: Art workshop with NHS 70th Anniversary theme
  • 28 July, 11:00 – 12:00: History walk
  • 4 August 10:30 – 12:00: Art workshop
  • 25 August 11:00 – 12:00: History walk
@Adamson Collection Trust

Explore a selection of objects created by long-stay patients at Netherne Hospital between 1950 and 1981. The unique display contains over 200 objects previously inaccessible to the public. Regular talks and tours of the exhibtion space take place. Visit the website for more information.

@Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Until 1 September: Encased: The Work of Cynthia Pell I (Mrs) Cynthia Weldon
Cynthia Weldon, nee Pell, was recognised as an exceptionally promising and prolific artist but suffered mental illness throughout her life and spent much of it in and out of hospitals, hostels and institutions. On occasions she was homeless. This exhibition explores Pell’s art, life, identity and search for sanctuary.

14 September – January 2019: Mark Neville Photographic Exhibition
This exhibition follows Mark Neville’s exciting photography project, looking at portraits of staff and service users at Bethlem Royal Hospital.