First of all – Happy New Year everyone! As we welcome in 2015, here’s a brief list of a few of the must-see outsider art exhibitions taking place this year.
Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound
Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Until 29 March 2015
This exhibition is the first comprehensive US survey of the work of Judith Scott and includes Judith’s three dimensional works as well as a selection of works on paper.
Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, US
9 January – 25 April 2015
This is the first Chicago retrospective for Mr. Imagination; a celebrated outsider artist whose career spanned more than thirty years.
Mary Barnes: Boo-Bah
The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London UK
16 January – 29 March 2015
This show will feature paintings and drawings by prolific outsider artist Mary Barnes. The works are predominantly from the collection of Dr Joseph Berke, her therapist and friend, and the exhibition will bring together works spanning her artistic career.
New York Outsider Art Fair
Center 548, New York, US
29 January – 1 February 2015
The annual New York Outsider Art Fair showcases work by some of the most renowned outsider artists.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester UK
Pallant House Gallery in Chichester will house some of Nek Chand’s famous figurative sculptures in their garden this summer.
Paris Outsider Art Fair
4 Rue d’Artois, Paris, France
22 – 25 October 2015
Like the New York Outsider Art Fair, the Paris incarnation will similarly showcase work by renowned outsider artists.