art

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? To become completely immersed in the work before you, making reality around you fade into the new world created by the artist? In ‘Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience’ you can do just that, thanks to neat use of venues and...

The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud, is a celebrated painter who is particularly known for his portraits. Recently, his work was featured in an Exhibition on Screen at the Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, entitled ‘Lucian Freud – A self-portrait’. It is the first time...

Recent years have seen arts subjects often given low priority in mainstream school curriculums, despite the potential therapeutic value of the arts and the importance of creativity as a skill for future employability. The Inspire 2020 exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in...

The new year will see Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Bethlem Gallery present The Four Ages of Woman and Transitions, two exhibitions exploring historical and contemporary artistic perspectives on women and mental health, from the 19th century to the present...

This poignant movie, with excellent cast, describes L.S. Lowry’s creative journey in relation to the difficult relationship with his controlling mother. I learned to love Lowry at my parents’ house; my mother had brought a couple of reproductions of Lowry’s paintings from her...

Changing the Face of Autism Research Together is an arts collaboration between Dr Kinga Bercsenyi, a molecular biologist at Kings’ College London; artist Mario Ruiz Sorube; and podcaster and digital artist, Jon Adams. They teamed up with 21 autism researchers, clinicians,...

Hospital Rooms, a charity which commissions well-known artists to transform spaces in locked and secure mental health units, working alongside service users and staff, is embarking on six new projects this year. Bringing together artists such as Julian Opie, Rose Pilkington...

Two exhibitions are underway at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester this spring, featuring newly commissioned artworks which invite us to explore different experiences of being human, including the relationship between our...

Southeast London is familiar as home to two of our most well-known psychiatric hospitals, the Bethlem, and the Maudsley. However, it’s also central to the current UK arts scene, something that should not come as much of a surprise given the presence of the Camberwell School...

‘People say more in their art than in reports and case conferences,’ declares Lemn Sissay towards the start of this extraordinary evening. Sissay is an award-winning wordsmith whose blistering poems and plays have explored his sufferings as a child in the care system of the...