Youtopia – 15 February - 25 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham is hosting an exhibition juxtaposing Thomas More’s vision of Utopia with objects which explore the concept of dystopia. 

States of Mind – ongoing

The Wellcome Collection has unveiled an exhibition bringing together artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to investigate the terrain between consciousness and unconsciousness.

Letting in the light – from 25 January 2016

Letting in the Light is a new art exhibition designed to challenge thinking about mental health which will illuminate the streets of Stratford, East London from Monday 25 January to Wednesday 23 March 2016.

Curated by Daily Life Ltd, the exhibition is a series of large light boxes, featuring images of paintings, drawings, digital and mixed media work by artists including Bobby Baker, Dolly Sen, Jan Arden, Phil Baird and George Harding. It will be situated on The Grove, opposite Stratford Library.


The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd – until 6 February 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind is exhibiting a major retrospective of Victorian artist Richard Dadd (1817-1886), who created a significant amount of work while detained as a 'criminal lunatic' at Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Developed in partnership with the Watts Gallery, the exhibition brings together works spanning Dadd's life, including rarely-seen paintings from public and private collections. 

Opening times: Wednesday-Friday 10.00 – 17.00 (Monday & Tuesday booked groups only) First & last Saturdays of every month.

Scapegoat – 15 October 2015 - 21 October 2015

An exhibition by Winnicott Wednesdays, a group of artists and art psychotherapists, exploring the concept of scapegoating and the psychotherapy term ‘scapegoat transference'.

Scapegoat transference (Schaverien, 1992) refers to one way an artwork could be utilised by the client. Through repetition and ritual, collecting and containing, memory and language, the exhibition will explore how creative processes can imbue an object with feelings such as envy, greed and shame, with the potential for transformation and creative opportunities.

Portugal Prints – 8 October 2015

Portugal Prints is opening its doors to exhibit the work of artists working at Arlington House.

Part of Westminster Mind, Portugal Prints gives people the opportunity to design and print a range of work and there will be opportunities to buy prints and cards.

5pm - 7.30pm – Private View


Arlington House
220 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HE

Exhibition continues:  9th October – 16th October 11am to 4pm by appointment

Lost and Found – 1 October 2015 – 31 October 2015

The 'Lost & Found' Exhibition is the culmination of a series of creative workshops designed to examine the mental health issues of homeless people.

Working towards interpreting the brief of 'lost & found', the project offered an opportunity for the homeless clientele of ‘The Welcome Centre’ and clients of the 'NELFT - IAPT Redbridge' (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Initiative, Goodmayes Hospital to engage in a series of creative workshops.

"Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?" – 7 October 2015 – 11 December 2015

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London is hosting an exhibition investigating the connections between medication, creativity and health.

Taking place within the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre. The exhibition features the work of artist Kayleigh Baker.


Keep the Home Fires Burning – until 31 October 2015

Bethlem Museum of the Mind is currently hosting an exhibition focusing on the mental health of those on the Home Front in World War One.

'My Life', Shape Open exhibition – submission deadline 5 October

The Shape Open is an annual call-out for disabled and non-disabled artists to submit work in response to a disability-focused theme. Exhibiting artists will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges to show their work at Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Guest Projects space. The winning artist will receive a £1,000 prize.

This year's theme, chosen Yinka Shonibare, is 'My Life'.


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