I’m very pleased to have been invited to take part in Bethlem Gallery’s exhibition XX, celebrating 20 years of the pioneering gallery’s legacy. I will be exhibiting my work Melancholia. I’m pleased to be showing the work as it was intended — as a beautiful object exploring the dark beauty of flora as a metaphor for mourning, loss and melancholia.
“To kick start celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Bethlem Gallery, and in the spirit of our artist-led space, we invited Jane Fradgley to curate a showcase of our artists’ work spanning two decades.
Over the years the gallery has earned a reputation of excellence for the quality and diversity of the work we display. We continue to campaign for access to the arts in health environments and champion the important role that art can play in our lives.
Jane says of her peers and their work – ‘For me the wonderful abundance of responses, whether playful, thoughtful, fantastical, dark or vibrant never ceases to inspire. With truth and beauty this unique and profound collective of creatives, driven by a myriad of experiences, share insights with courage, stay different and continue to LIVE another day.’ “
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Opening: 1st July 3pm — 5pm
Exhibition continues 5th July — 26th August
Opening times: 10am — 5pm Wednesday – Friday, Saturday (first and last of the month)