The Alternative Loudest Whispers Exhibition – until 26 March

Loudest Whispers is an Arts Project exhibition set in an NHS Camden Health Care location supporting the nationwide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History month and Camden LGBT Forum.

Where previous Loudest Whispers exhibitions have been extensive group shows, this year the alternative exhibition is more intimate, concentrating on 11 London artists largely drawn from the creative art world of Camden and Islington.

A Clearer, Bluer Sky, Bethlem Gallery – until 3 February

Historical photographs, maps and artwork from the collections of Bethlem Hospital’s famous Archives and Museum will be on show at the Bethlem Gallery throughout January. The exhibition explores the site’s transformation from a former country estate to a purpose built therapeutic environment for ‘Bedlam’, the oldest psychiatric hospital in the world.

w: www.bethlemgallery.com


Bethlem Affordable Art Fair – 7-23 December

The Bethlem Gallery’s annual open exhibition, showcasing the work of artists from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust offers a treasure trove of desirable paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture made by over 40 artists on show in the gallery throughout December. There's something for everyone with a selection of art, gifts, cards and mince pies!

*Please note only cash and cheques accepted.

Opening 7 December, 3 - 6pm

Exhibition continues 8 - 23 December

Art & Science of Trauma at GV Art, London – 1 December to 18 February 2012

An exhibition, curated by Dr Jonathan Hutt and Bojana Popovic, which attempts to understand the various manifestations of trauma both natural and man-made; revealing the intimate experience of those who live with trauma while also investigating perceptions of sometimes concealed mental distress.

Artists: Susan Aldworth, Suzanne Anker, Katharine Dowson, Charlie Franklin, Rachel Gadsden, Shelley James, Luke  Jerram, Andrew Krasnow, Michal Macku, David Marron, Darragh O’Callaghan, Anais Tondeur, William Utermohlen, Jacek Wankowski.

Sleepless - An Exhibition of Photographs by Laura Cuch, Zoom In Photography - 18 November to 16 December

An exhibition of photographs by Laura Cuch.

'Sleepless' is the first part of a trilogy that aims to question what it is to be human, by exploring issues of identity in relation to health and disease, 'lack' as a corporeal condition and the imaginary around the body and its control.

w: www.zoom-in.org/photography-events/20111217-zoom-in-exhibition-sleepless...


CoolTan Arts at Carnegie Library – 16-30 November

CoolTan Arts is delighted to announce a new exhibition of participants and tutors’ creative work. The exhibition will explore the theme of the positive impact of art in relation to mental health and wellbeing –ranging from mixed media, collage, painting and sculpture to batik and drawing.

Opening times: Monday - 1pm-8pm, Wednesday & Friday - 10am-6pm, Saturday - 9am-5pm

Venue: 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. For directions contact: 020 7926 6050

w: www.cooltanarts.org.uk

One of Many, Bethlem Gallery - 10 November to 2 December

An exhibition of artwork by Kim Noble.

From the age of 14 Kim spent over 20 years in and out of hospital until she was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. DID posits the existence of many identities within one person as ‘alters’. 13 of Kim’s alters paint, each with their own distinctive style, colours and themes; ranging from layered abstracts to challenging figurative works. Kim's autobiography All of Me has been published this month by Little Brown Book Group.


Art from within: arts from Pentonville Prison Daycare Centre – 20 October to 17 November

Art from within is an exhibition of work made by mental health service users from HM Pentonville Prison. It comprises a variety of media from the Creative Therapies programme provided through the Prison’s Daycare Centre.

The centre addresses the rehabilitation, recovery and management of mental health problems through the therapeutic value of art.

Abnormal: towards a scientific model of disability, Hunterian Museum, London – until 14 January 2012

This exhibition explores how society’s beliefs about science and medicine have shaped people’s perception of disability and disabled people. Artist Ju Gosling aka ju90 will use digital imagery and installation to challenge the audience about what it means to be normal, in a colourful and playful way.

Abnormal will be visiting the Hunterian Museum on the final part of its national tour, and will feature a new installation called Memory Jar Collection which the artist has created in response to the museum’s collection of anatomical specimens.

Drawing Breath Recycled: Maps and Journeys, Royal Brompton Hospital – 24 August to 18 November

A response to a coastal pushbike journey.

The Coffee Shop, Royal Brompton Hospital, until 18 November

An exhibition of collaborative work by Rosa Ainley, Jean Fraser, Sue Ridge, Herne Bay Junior School and Annie Whitehead with Betteshanger Brass Band. Curated in 2008 by Jean Fraser who lives with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the exhibition is a response to Fraser's cycle journey around the Kent coast in 2007 and is the culmination of her Drawing Breath project.


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