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Exhibition: Alison Lapper: Lost in Parys

Location

Bethlem Museum of the Mind,

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent,
BR3 3BX

Dates

This exhibition runs from Wed, 7th Feb 2024 to Sat, 11th May 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Wed,
17th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
18th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
19th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Sat,
20th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
24th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
25th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
26th Apr 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

Bethlem Museum of the Mind showcases Alison Lapper’s (b.1965) work that explores her journey of grief since the untimely death of her son Parys.

Alison Lapper: Lost in Parys will present a range of new work that delves into a world where silence often shrouds the depths of human suffering, and the power of creativity emerges as a beacon of hope.

The exhibition promises to be both a challenging and uplifting look at a wide range of difficult subjects including mental and physical health, grief, trauma, motherhood and personal loss.

Alongside her own work will be sculptures and photographs from friends and contemporaries Marc Quinn (b.1964) and Rankin (b.1966), echoing and exploring the recent life events of Alison and the effect it has had on her as both a mother and an artist. The dialogue between these three artists will present visitors to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind with an intimate narrative that explores grief and mental health alongside Alison’s reflection on the complexities of motherhood, even in the direst of circumstances.

A series of new photographs by British photographer Rankin (b.1966) will also be on display as part of the exhibition. A close friend of Alison since working together on the BBC Documentary ´No Body´s perfect´ in 2016, Rankin has now captured Alison in a series of images that chart in stark reality the grieving process of a mother, from mental and physical pain to glimpses of hope and happiness.


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Disclaimer

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This exhibition runs from Wed, 7th Feb 2024 to Sat, 11th May 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

April 2024

May 2024

Location

Bethlem Museum of the Mind,

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent,
BR3 3BX

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