Our Future Likes

12 Sep 2018 – 16 Nov 2018

Event times

Wed-Fri 10am-5pm and the first and last Saturday of every month 10am-5pm.

Cost of entry


Bethlem Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Busses: 352, 358, 119, 194
  • Train: Eden Park / East Croydon

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A group exhibition that stands up to social media and the way it messes with our mental health.


As an exploration of the lives we live on and off-line, this exhibition reveals how some artists and young people in our society are taking the lead, creating art that explores how we can make the internet a more positive and contemplative space. And also, how we can begin to take charge of our futures within it.

Subverting Instagram and other web-based platforms that frequently lead to poor self-esteem, several artworks in this exhibition offer up a variety of creative alternatives. Other artworks explore the complexities of life online as well as ways it can be damaging to our mental health.

Photography, graphics, sculpture, writing and more by artists, young people from Bethlem Adolescent Unit at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and young people from across South London.

Contributors include: Alexandra Leigh, Art Assassins (South London Gallery’s young people’s group), Daniel Regan and young people from Bethlem Adolescent Unit, Dolly Sen, Gabrielle de la Puente (The White Pube), Jack Burrus-Coomber, Katherine Melmoth and Charlotte Hooley, Love People Support Bethlem (a collective of students from Langley Park School for Boys), Lisa Biles, Max Reeves and young people from Raw Materials.


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