Bethlem Gallery is a visual arts organisation in south-east London. It programmes creative activities, projects and commissions to participate in, look at, talk and think about.
Based at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, and working across South London and the UK, they support the professional development and socially engaged practice of their artists, many of whom have experienced mental health services. They bridge communities, aiming to make art an everyday practice and mental health an everyday conversation.
Their programme includes collaborations with other cultural and health organisations including Bethlem Museum of the Mind, with whom they share a building, artists-in-residence, and interdisciplinary research. They engage audiences in learning and debate on the subject of mental health and artistic practice.
Bethlem Gallery is a charity founded in 1997. As well as working in their gallery and studio space at Bethlem Royal Hospital, they programme exhibitions at the Long Gallery at Maudsley Hospital and the ORTUS conferencing centre, home of Maudsley Charity, and commission new public artworks.
Maudsley Charity recognises the essential role the arts play in health and recovery and the important opportunities the Bethlem Gallery provides to patients and former patients of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
The gallery is free and open to all. Donations are welcomed.
You can find out more about the Bethlem Gallery on their website.