Monsters Within

An exhibition exploring icons of horror and the ‘inner monster’ within us all.

Banner image: Christopher Lee as Dracula portrait by Aamina Mahmood.


  • 28th October 2022

  • 29th October 2022

  • 31st October 2022

  • 1st November 2022

What time

Various times (see event information)


Broadway Gallery

17 Heathcoat Street



(or via Broadway's main entrance)



Banner image: Christopher Lee as Dracula portrait by Aamina Mahmood.

A double-headed beast has awoken in the depths of Broadway… in the form of an exhibition pairing digital illustration and contemporary visual arts.

MONSTERS WITHIN features artists and illustrators from the UK and Europe whose work explores fear, ritual, mythology and the otherworldy, alongside representations of iconic characters, creatures and moments from horror/cult cinema.

The exhibition coincides with Mayhem Film Festival 2022, screening the best in contemporary horror, science-fiction and cult cinema and television from around the world from 13–17 October 2022.

A limited number of original artworks, editions and prints will be available to buy (card payment only).

Dates and times

  • During Mayhem Film Festival:
  • Thurs 13 October 2022, 5PM – late
  • Fri 14 October 2022, 12PM – late
  • Sat 15 October 2022, 12PM – late
  • Sun 16 October 2022, 12PM – late
  • Continuing Oct–Nov 2022:
  • Thurs 20 October 2022, 12PM - 6PM
  • Fri 21 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Sat 22 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Thurs 27 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Fri 28 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Sat 29 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Mon 31 October 2022, 12PM – 6PM
  • Tues 1 November 2022, 12PM – 6PM

MONSTERS WITHIN is inspired by the BFI's In Dreams Are Monsters autumn season of films focusing on the creatures that linger long after the closing credits, which have haunted our screens and dreams for over a century. Exploring 5 iconic mythical figures: the vampire, the ghost, the zombie, the witch and the beast; the season will chart how the monsters of horror have made physical the anxieties of their times, and how we react when faced with the monster within.

Blade (Wesley Snipes), by Artgoon365

Blade (Wesley Snipes), by Artgoon365


This exhibition features content unsuitable for young audiences, including strong language, nudity and horror-inspired imagery.

MONSTERS WITHIN is co-curated and co-produced by Broadway's Near Now with Nottingham artist and Near Now Studio member Rachel Parry.

Kindly supported by Mayhem Film Festival and produced as part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

Exhibiting artists

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