Eternal Maternal

The Bethlem Gallery invites you to an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography exploring the theme of motherhood to mark the 30th anniversary of the Perinatal Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. Experiencing mental health problems during motherhood, or as a result of it, can still invoke stifling social taboos and stigmas. This trail-blazing service was designed to treat mothers whilst accommodating their babies at the same time rather than separating them. It has helped many families to recover and live fulfilling lives. The artworks on display have been made by artists, past and present, who have used the services of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Among the large-scale oil paintings and intimate sketches, the exhibition also features photography by patients from the Perinatal Unit, who have used the medium as a therapeutic tool.

Opening: 31st August, 3 – 6pm

Exhibition Continues: 1st – 23rd September
Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm

Museum & Gallery open Saturday 3rd Sept, 11am – 6pm

Free Entry – All Welcome!

Address: Bethlem Royal Hospital | Monks Orchard Road | Beckenham | Kent | BR3 3BX

Travel: Nearest British Rail: Eden Park / East Croydon

Contact: Beth Elliott, Gallery Co-ordinator, 020 3228 4835

Email: http://thebethlemgallery@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bethlemgallery.com

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