Outside In: On Tour and Regional exhibitions

Outside In: On Tour features a selection of twenty art works from the Outside In: National, an exhibition held at Pallant House Gallery in 2012 that received 2300 submissions. The exhibition includes the six Award Winner's works and 14 other artists who all face significant barriers to their inclusion in the art world. Outside In: On Tour starts at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, and from there moves to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, followed by Salisbury Arts Centre and finally travelling to The Public in West Bromwich.

Lizzie Hingley exhibition, Free Space Gallery – until 10 May 2013

A chance to see the work of Brighton based artist Lizzie Hingley. The exhibition brings together a collection of her new intricate pencil drawings, like large scale doodles the pieces have a lightness of touch. 

Free Space Gallery
Kentish Town Health Centre
2 Bartholomew Road

w: http://freespacegallery.org

GV Art, Art and Science exhibition and debate – until 16 March 2013

An exhibition to provoke debate and discussion.

Artists and Scientists Include: Susan Aldworth, Annie Cattrell, Oron Catts, Katharine Dowson, Andrew Krasnow, David Marron, Helen Pynor, Nina Sellars, Anaïs Tondeur, Richard Wingate, Ken + Julia Yonetani and Ionat Zurr.

Marsha Dunstan, Under The Pink Tree, Vital Arts Gallery at The Royal London Hospital – until 7 April

This series of photographs, all taken within a few miles of the Royal London Hospital, invites us to recognise the beauty to be found at our doorstep. The first of these images dates from 2004, when the artist was living in Bethnal Green near an early-flowering cherry tree. Since then, she has added to the series annually with new images of pink trees. Each year the new works reflect Dunstan's changing concerns as an artist, as well as the inherent properties of the trees themselves. These photographs touch on ideas of renewal, longing, indoor and outdoor, as well as the rites of spring.

Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised, National Portrait Gallery – 7 March to 1 September 2013

Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy. Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, the artist appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.

Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters from 1930-1960, Swindon - 19 March to 27 June 2013

Paintings in Hospitals in collaboration with the British Postal Museum and Archive presents a showcase of some of the best posters produced by the General Post Office (GPO) between 1930 and 1960.

From the 1930s onwards, the GPO became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain's best artists and designers. This exhibition includes work by those associated with both fine art and graphic design, demonstrating the blurring of the boundaries between art and popular culture that poster design encouraged.

Liz Atkin, My Singular Fascination, Bethlem Gallery – until 15 March 2013

work by Liz AtkinLiz Atkin’s work is informed by her curiosity with skin as a primary source for corporeal art, both as metaphorical membrane and physical boundary. With a background in theatre and dance, physicality underpins her creative practice. Her work centres on a multilayered exploration of the possibilities of marking, extending and transforming the skin to question the limits of the body across and within the porous textures of light and surfaces.

Creative Journeys: Responses To Mental Health in Hackney, Present & Past, Core Arts showcase exhibition at Hackney Museum – until 25 May 2013

An exhibition of visual and audio art relating to the creative journeys undertaken by those who have suffered severe and enduring mental health issues.

Featuring the work of Core Arts, the Hackney charity that promotes positive mental health through participation in the creative arts, the show presents the work of artists alongside a history of mental health care in Hackney.

The Limelight Pictures, by Ian Beck – opens 27 February

A new exhibition by illustrator Ian Beck at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre. The exhibition comprises portraits of stars of music hall and early cinema: Charlie Chaplin, Max Miller, Josephine Baker, Little Tich, Anna May Wong, Jean-Louis Barrault, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and others.

This exhibition grew out of a series of drawings that the artist created in 2012 for Ellington Ward, an older adults’ mental health ward at Northwick Park Hospital.

Limited edition prints will also be available to buy, in support of the work of the Nightingale project.

Bethlem: A Museum of the Mind – 24 January-8 February

The Bethlem Archives & Museum has supported research and exhibited treasures from its collections for over 40 years from the same small building tucked away on the Bethlem site. Plans are now being developed to create a new ‘Museum of the Mind’ at Bethlem, due to open in 2014. This exhibition will showcase the designs for this exciting project, together with some of the works of art which will be included in a new permanent exhibition designed by Real Studios.

Opening 23 January 2013, 3 - 6pm


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