Art events

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

Current exhibition

Annual summer break period.


Upcoming exhibitions

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

The next exhibition will run from 11 September-4 October, with a private viewing on 14 September from 6-9pm.


Past exhibitions

Anca Carrington DE SIDERE

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.

Billie Josef Print Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome back Billie Josef for her second print exhibition.

The open evening will be held Friday 7th April 2017 5-8pm. You are invited to view the prints while enjoying light refreshments.

Billie Josef Print Exhibition

If you cannot make it on Friday, not to worry, the exhibition in the Tavistock library corridor runs from Friday 7 April to Wednesday 10 May 2017 and all prints are for sale.

For more information on Billie and to view her work, visit her website www.billiejosef.com


The Tavi Open 2017

We are delighted to announce the first open art exhibition in the Library Gallery Space on Friday 10 March-Wednesday 5 April 2017. Whether you are...

Piecing it Together

'Piecing it Together' is an exhibition of collages and photo-text books made by service users at North and South Camden NHS Foundation Trust Acute Day Units, which promote recovery for people who have experienced a recent deterioration in their mental health.

The exhibition is facilitated and curated by Alexa Wright. Visit her website

The exhibition is then available to the public and staff from 10 February - 9 March 2017, 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday.


Where can I find the gallery?

To find the gallery, turn left at reception and carry on down the corridor. Follow the main corridor as it turns left and you'll be in the gallery space:

Gallery floorplan
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...

Query about the collection?

Contact art@tavi-port.nhs.uk or phone 0208 938 2081 if you have any questions about any of the art in our building.

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