Grayson Perry artwork ‘Map of an Englishman’ to go on display for Bethlem Gallery’s 20th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 17:26 23 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:05 29 August 2017

Bethlem Gallery

Bethlem Gallery


Work will go on display from September 2

The anniversary celebration of Bethlem Gallery is set to display the artwork of former and current patients, as well as its patron, Grayson Perry.

Founded in 1997, Bethlem Gallery opened to support and exhibit artistic patients of the renowned Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as Bedlam.

In honour of its 20th anniversary, a group show will depict paintings, drawings and sculptures from more than a dozen artists with whom the gallery has worked with since opening its doors.

Director Beth Elliott said: “The artists and their work have always been at the heart of what we do, it is their vision and talent that have engaged visitors from all over the world for 20 years.

“We hope to continue to make an equitable space for artists, leading change within arts, health and society.”

Among the works on display at the Beckenham gallery from September 2, will be Turner-prize winning artist Grayson Perry’s Map of an Englishman.

The gallery’s patron added: “Bethlem Gallery’s 20th anniversary is a great milestone to be celebrating.

“Art is the greatest asset to mental health I have; it has this amazing ability to go under the radar and it goes down little pathways which are un-trodden and yet it’s still a very legitimate way of thinking and feeling and getting on with your life. I hope that Bethlem Gallery continues to provide such vital support to artists.”

The exhibition runs until October 28.

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