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

Anca Carrington DE SIDERE Exhibition

Anca, a previous trainee and staff member at the Tavistock, returns to showcase her exhibition DE SIDERE. 

DE SIDERE: Possible root of the word DESIRE, linking what is longed for to what will come from the stars (sideris). Shared with CONSIDERARE, the name for observing what the stars have to offer. So, an offering in consideration of longing and distant light.

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The exhibition will be available to the public and staff from 12 May - 14 June 2017, 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday.

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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