Readers in West London will be pleased to take note of another opportunity to see the Richard Dadd paintings exhibited at the Bethlem Gallery earlier this year. From 28 May, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham will host an exhibition on Dadd, showcasing his work while at Bethlem and Broadmoor. The exhibition will also include items from private collections, charting Dadd’s early career, travels to Europe and the Middle East, descent into madness and work created while at Bethlem and Broadmoor Hospitals.
To complement the exhibition, young people with disabilities who attend the gallery’s regular Octagon group have worked with a professional artist to create a collaborative work inspired by Dadd’s famous fairy paintings. This project has been generously supported by the Double O Charity.
Located near the river, in secluded woodland gardens, Orleans House Gallery is an eighteenth century building and the principal art gallery for the borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 5:30pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm – 5:30pm, and the exhibition runs until 2 October.