Event ~ Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry

The IMH Blog Team are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition being held at Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham.  The exhibition begins Saturday 7 September 2013 and will run until Sunday 3 November 2013. Admission is free.

University of Nottingham Art in the Asylum

Image: ‘I Spit on Life’ 1956 by William Kurelek (Adamson Collection, London © Estate of William Kurelek, courtesy of the Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto)

Art in the Asylum presents the first examination of the evolution of artistic activity in British psychiatric institutions from the early 1800s to the 1970s.

Highlighting key institutions and influential figures in the history of British mental healthcare, the exhibition traces the historical shift from invasive treatments of mental disorders to a more humane regime in which creativity played a significant role.

The exhibition also tells the story of the strong influence of continental psychiatry on British practice, and the wider recognition of patient artwork by leading modern artists.

Curated by Dr Victoria Tischler and Dr Esra Plumer.

Dates: 7 September – 3 November 2013
Location: Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham
Admission: Free

Poster available for circulation: University of Nottingham Art in the Asylum

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  1. Pingback: Events ~ Art in the Asylum: Lectures, Gallery Tours and Documentary Film | IMH Blog (Nottingham)

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