London Exhibition of Art Created Mediums, Dreamers and Visionaries Over the Kast 165 Years

The College of Psychic Studies – located at 16 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2EB – will be hosting the Creative Spirits exhibitionOctober 11th – December 10th 2022, 11am – 5pm Tuesdays – Saturdays (Closed Sundays and Mondays). The exhibition will be open Thursdays until 9pm. The exhibit includes work by O=II faves Ithell Colquhoun, Leonora Carrington and Moina Mathers. The College’s announcement says:

The College of Psychic Studies invites you to Creative Spirits, an exhibition that offers intrepid travellers an odyssey into the otherworldly to encounter art and photography created by 100 mediums, dreamers and visionaries over the last 165 years.

Step inside our Victorian townhouse in South Kensington, and explore 14 rooms across six floors, discovering the powerful and thought-provoking art and photography of creative spirits from the earthly and beyond.

Don’t miss the artworks of Aleksandra Ionowa (1899-1980), dubbed Finland’s Hilma af Klint, whose drawings will be on display for the first time outside of Finland.

You’ll want to linger awhile in the room devoted to the automatic drawings of our founder member, Anna Mary Howitt Watts (1824-1884), who was a pioneering mediumistic artist and champion of women’s reforms in Victorian England.

Go on to explore the work of visionary women in art from around the world and enter a portal into the invisible through the minds of surrealists, musicalistes and visionaries such as Grace Pailthorpe, Ithell Colquhoun, Louise Janin, Bruce Lacey, Tony Stubbing and Alan Davie.

You’ll enjoy our celebration of the history of tarot and the women of the Golden Dawn which we hope will tempt you to book a place at our inaugural tarot symposium at the College, from November 18th to 20th. Don’t miss the pastel drawing by the Golden Dawn founder, Moina Mathers, a lost treasure that hasn’t been seen since it was exhibited in Paris in 1903 at the Salon d’Automne.

For those who feel inspired we encourage you to embrace your own creative spirit and enter our 2022 art competition – Inspiration from Dreams and Visions which is free to enter. Digital submissions will be accepted until November 11th and the winner will be announced on December 2nd 2022 and full details can be found on our website.

There will also be the opportunity to peruse our specialist esoteric library or take a few moments of quiet contemplation in the meditative space of our Sanctuary. Exhibition tours and a series of events by College tutors and visiting experts will be available to book via our website.

The College of Psychic Studies is an educational charity that began in 1884 under the name of the London Spiritualist Alliance. As one of the oldest establishments of its kind, the nature of our work has evolved to incorporate a more general and widely-based exploration of consciousness beyond matter. It offers a comprehensive curriculum of courses and workshops as well as lectures and consultations with leading mediums, healers and experts in subjects as diverse as mediumship, numerology, astrology, tarot and palmistry.

Vivienne Roberts – College Curator ​

Gill Matini – College Principal

Visitor Information


Admission: Members free / Non-Members £5  All ages welcome

Events: Book online at for demonstrations, workshops & tours.

Exhibition Artists and Photographers

Ethel le Rossignol, Alice Essington Nelson, Georgiana Houghton, Madge Gill, Ithell Colquhoun, Anna Hackel, Cecilie Markova, Florence Seth, Margot, Frances Smokowski, Aradne, Zinnia Nishikawa, Anna Howitt Watts, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Donald Pass, Heinrich Nüsslein, Aleksandra Ionowa, Anna Zemánková, Merhrad Rashidi, Richard C Smith, Moina Mathers, Pamela Colman Smith, Cara Macwilliam, Sean Jefferson, Mary Bligh Bond, John Alleyne, Sidney MacDonald, Jan Arden, Chris Neate, Allen Moore o2o, Christian Román, Josefa Tolrà, Rene Meredith, Freda Köhler, Isabel de Steiger, Vorja Sánchez, Frederick Hudson, Madge Donohoe, Alessandro Keegan, Emma Schultz, Niall Millen, Luis Gasparetto, Matthew Manning, Margaret Bevan, Coral Polge, Ethel Annie Weir, Alice Pery, Victor de Kubinyi, Baron Arild Rosenkrantz, Frank Leah, Frank Sharp, Benjamin Creme, Bruce Lacey, Cathy Ward, Elizabeth French, Ljerka Cairn, James Tissot, Tony Stubbing, Alan Davie, Marianne McCarthy, Mary Wykeham, Justin Duerr, Louis Wain, David Duguid, Victorien Sardou, Louise Janin, Gustave Bourgogne, Leon Bellot, Jean-Marie Euzet, Grace Pailthorpe, Ada Deane, William Hope, Richard Boursnell, Alma Rumball, Alme Hordijk, Katja Tschährä, Ione Georgiana Powell, David Tibet, Melissa Alley, Mae Benzenberg Mayer, Edouard Buguet, F M Parkes, H W Pickersgill, East London Textile Group, Olivia Healy, Nicolas Bruno, Leonora Carrington, Daniel, Julia Oak, William Mumler, Staveley Bulford, Ivor James, William Stainton Moses, John Kay Browning, Eva Braund, Damien Michaels, Cadanse Dickenson, William Keeler, Helen Donald Smith and William Eglinton.

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