Update from Bethlem Gallery

On the 19th of February, The Bethlem Gallery and Museum will open the doors to a new, state of the art building which will be home to the Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Bethlem archives. Below is a summary of the first three exhibitions taking place in the building. Bethlem Museum of…

Friday Wainfest.

Brain not up for a well-considered write up so for today’s entry we’ll have a lot of Louis. Louis Wain. Both mental* and not. *Don’t tell me off for the use of this word. I favour it and am not using it in a derogatory manner. I stole images from all over the place to…

Louis Wain

I’m sure that for many of you English illustrator and artist Louis Wain (1860-1939) needs no introduction. His saucer-eyed cats are top-notch beautiful magic-realism for some but trashy biscuit tin tat for others. I’m in the first group, I love Louis Wain and if I ever had enough pennies to buy one of his first…