Current Exhibitions

1920/2020: Freud and Pandemic

One hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud lived through a global pandemic. This topical new exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and the current COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts.

Past Exhibitions


Exhibition of works commissioned by UCL’s Psychoanalysis Unit that explores the significance of melancholia in creativity and psychoanalysis.


Emma Smith's exhibition draws on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind.

Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

An exhibition exploring the connection between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.


Two thought-provoking contemporary artists, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, explore the central theme of parental loss throughout their practice.

Solitary Pleasures

Solitary Pleasures interrogated and investigated masturbation, and the eroticism, desire, and gratification associated with it.