Art as Healing

The exhibition forms part of the Edward Adamson Festival 2014, highlighting Adamson’s pioneering approach to recovery and healing in the hospital environment through art. On display will be a selection of this extraordinary collection of over 5000 drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures and works on flint created by patients at Netherne Hospital, between 1946 and 1981. The exhibition follows the collection’s journey from inception to a new home at the Wellcome Trust Library. For more information on the festival visit


Exhibition open: 13 February – 7 March Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm


Gallery and museum also open Saturdays 15 February and 1 March 11-5pm. Join us on the 15 February at the Bethlem Art Studio for a reenactment of the Adamson studio environment, places are limited, please book via


Bethlem Gallery | Bethlem Royal Hospital | Monks Orchard Road | Beckenham Kent | BR3 3BX | 020 3228 4101 |
Nearest British Rail: Eden Park / East Croydon

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