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The Four Ages of Women

The Four Ages of Woman highlights a diversity of artistic observations on the lived experiences of women, including but not limited to experiences of mental distress.

The Four Ages of Woman highlights a diversity of artistic observations on the lived experiences of women from childhood to old age, including but by no means restricted to experiences of mental distress. It includes work by artists whose work features in the collections of Bethlem Museum of the Mind, who deserve to be better known – Marion Patrick, Elise Warriner Pacquette, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, Lisa Biles, Bibi Herrera, Stephanie Bates, Cynthia Pell among others – and who are determined to narrate their own stories.

Image: Protecting the Heart, Elise Pacquette (née Warriner)

The Maudsley Charity recognises the essential role the arts play in health, recovery and education. We fund projects including the Bethlem Gallery and Museum, that play a vital role in providing access to the arts in healthcare environments and engage audiences in learning and debate.