Art + History Events Oct – Dec 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)


3 DEC – 25 JAN 2019: Bethlem Art Fair pop-up
This year Bethlem Art Fair will be coming to ORTUS. Every year the exhibition offers a stunning variety of paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices.

4 Dec 11:00 – 16:00: join us for mince pies and a
wide selection of hand made art, gifts, and cards.

@Maudsley Long Gallery

3 DEC – 25 JAN: Founders Awards
Every year the Bethlem Gallery runs an art fair for artists connected to SLaM services. Each year we invite a special guest to select 3 award winners who have recently joined the gallery in the last year. Each artist receives £100 Founders Award prize, and this year we have introduced an opportunity for the artists to show more of their work in the Maudsley Long Gallery. Alexandra Leigh, Fatma Durmush and Lloyd who are the artists exhibiting in this showcase were selected by artist Mark Titchner
in 2017.

@Bethlem Gallery

12 SEPT – 16 NOV: 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.

24 NOV – 21 DEC: Bethlem Art Fair
Bethlem Gallery’s annual open exhibition showcases work by over 80 artists connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Every year the exhibition offers a stunning variety of paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices. Join us for the festivities and mince pies, and treat yourself and your loved ones from our selection of hand made art, gifts, and cards.

Events @ Bethlem Gallery

  • 6 October 10:30 – 12:00: Art workshop
  • 10 October : World Mental Health Day: Bethlem
  • Futures, young people take over Bethlem Gallery
  • and Bethlem Museum of the Mind’s social media
  • 27 October 11:00 – 12:00: History walk
  • 3 November 10:30 – 12:00: Art workshop
  • 24 November 11:00 – 12:00: History walk
  • 1 December 10:30 – 12:00: Art workshop
@Adamson Collection Trust

The Adamson Collection is one of the major international collections of art objects made by people who lived in European mental asylums. It holds about 5,500 objects (paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and works on stone, flint and bone) created between 1946 and 1981, by people at the British long-stay mental hospital, Netherne.
The Collection has been recognised as one of international importance. The Maudsley Charity supported the Adamson Collection Trust to enable a permanent collection of work to be displayed at Oak House, Lambeth Hospital. 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

26 SEPT – 5 JAN 2019: House of Bread: Inside Bethlem Hospital
Artist-photographer Mark Neville documents everyday life at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, capturing staff and places across the site. The exhibition was commissioned by Bethlem Museum to explore the complex nature of mental illness, treatment and recovery. An accompanying series of talks and workshops will run on the first and last Saturdays of every month. Please check the website for details.

First and last Saturday of month:
12 Noon museum tour.

10 OCT:
Cake and Conversation with activities