The Bethlem Artist Collective (BAC) was established in the autumn of 2022 consisting of 11 artists, many who did not know one another. It was set up to encourage friendship & ways of working together following the isolation of the pandemic. The weekly meetings on zoom provide a regular space for the collective artists to communicate to one another regardless of where they live in the country.
The vision of the collective is to operate within the ideals of the Bethlem Gallery, to advocate & to document art made both collectively & individually, to investigate the methods & processes of a critical creative practice, to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, all against a backdrop of mutual support & a generosity of spirit.
This collaboration with Turf is the second commission the Bethlem Collective have collaborated on. There are 6 BAC artists exhibiting on the 5 boards:
Corinne, Nicola Field, Sarah Lloyd (Carpenter), Michelle Baharier, Sue Morgan and Yas Martinez.
Each artist has responded to the concept of well-being & creativity in different ways but against a backdrop theme of local life & community.
“A collective “has no score to play by except the score it writes as it plays”. (Adapted from Keith Sawyer)
Find the posters with our printable map or our google maps route below;