Art at the Tavistock and Portman

Wander around the hallways of the Tavistock Centre and you will see works of art hanging along every corridor and bold stabs of colour in our public spaces. Art plays an important role to the life of our Trust, and we are always looking to find new ways to engage our staff, our patients and everyone connected with our work.

The Tavistock Clinic Art Collection

The Tavistock Clinic was founded by a small group of military psychiatrists in the aftermath of World War One, in the hope of using some of the...

Artist in residence

Rachael Causer is the artist in residence at the Tavistock Centre.

Art events

Here at the Tavistock and Portman we organise workshops, events, talks and gallery viewings.

Current exhibition

Gina Southgate: Landscapes, Abstracts, Live Gig Paintings

Well known to staff and students at The Tavistock, Gina Southgate returns for her ninth exhibition in the library corridor. Best known for her live gig painting in the international jazz arena where she has painted for three decades, Gina carries this live energy to her landscapes, which are painted on location, and her abstracts that sit at the core of her studio-based practice.

Southgate painted the commissioned pieces The level triptych, which hangs at the foot of the ground floor staircase and Into the calm, the diptych which hangs in the first floor corridor.

Gina Southgate Triptych

This exhibition runs from 11 September-4 October.

The banner at the top of this page is a crop from a piece commissioned from Dugald Ferguson for our refurbished seminar rooms. See more of his work at

Query about the collection?

Contact or phone 0208 938 2081 if you have any questions about any of the art in our building.

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