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Raw Materials: New Exhibition at the Bethlem Gallery opens 29 May

Raw Materials: Work from Wood opens on Wednesday 29 May at the Bethlem Gallery. This exhibition of work from wood has been created by Sue Burbidge. Sue’s passion for raw materials manifests in a spectrum of creative outputs from sculptural forms, to turned vessels, crafted boxes and cabinets and monoprints taken directly from the tree’s form. Much of the wood has been locally sourced with some items on display created from trees felled from the Bethlem grounds. Also on show, will be a sculpture made for the Bethlem Orchard, a legacy from ‘Art in the Garden’ a collaboration between the Bethlem Royal Hospital Occupational Therapy Department, the London Orchard Project and the Local Food Project.

The Bethlem Gallery and Museum will also be open on Saturday 1st June, from 11am - 5pm. At midday, there will be a guided walk around the grounds by Sue Burbidge, starting from the Bethlem Gallery. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the spacious, peaceful site, which is criss-crossed by nature trails. Later that same afternoon (2pm), there will be a free talk in the museum. The Head of the Archives and Museum will explore the Guttman-Maclay Art Collection, which forms the backbone of the museum collection, including work by Louis Wain, Charles Sims and William Kurelek. Meanwhile, from 12 - 3pm, Art in the Garden will also take place in the O.T. Walled Garden on the Bethlem site. We're hoping for sunshine!

Exhibition opening 29th May 3 - 6pm

Exhibition continues: 30th May - 21st June

Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturday 1st June 11am - 5pm.

Art in the Garden is open Friday 31 May (1 - 4pm) and Saturday 1 June (12 - 3pm) in the Walled Garden.

This exhibition is part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2013 for more information visit: www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk

Raw Materials Sue Burbidge