Artist Showcase: Joe Cook

Almost six years ago, artist Joe Cook appeared on kdoutsiderart for the first time. In this artist showcase, Joe shares his new body of work. Joe says: This new body of work is a direct continuation of my previous illustration work. My brief was to create a diverse range of characters in a far away … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Joe Cook


In Focus: Exhibiting Outsider Art

Welcome to the second installment of 'In Focus,' a series of blog posts that see a question and answer session taking place between me and PhD student Marion Scherr. This post focuses on the implications of the term 'outsider art' for the artists it describes, and considerations when exhibiting works of outsider art.  Marion Scherr … Continue reading In Focus: Exhibiting Outsider Art

Book Review: Artaud the Moma by Jacques Derrida

In this extended post, writer Nick Moss reviews Jacques Derrida: Artaud the Moma (Columbia University Press, 2017). Moss critically examines Derrida's writings about what it means for an artist - and subsequently their work - to exhibit in various institutions.  Jacques Derrida engaged repeatedly with the work of Antonin Artaud throughout his life. His best … Continue reading Book Review: Artaud the Moma by Jacques Derrida

In Focus: The Question of Outsider Art

Over the past six months or so, I have been contributing to a project by PhD student Marion Scherr. Marion initially got in touch because she is currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Oldenburg, Germany (School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies), focusing on the personal experiences, opinions and thoughts of artists who have been labelled … Continue reading In Focus: The Question of Outsider Art

Conference: the Artist’s Voice

From 4th - 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association (EOA) conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. This year's conference focuses on 'the Artist's Voice,' celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice in the field through a series of presentations, key note speeches, and workshops … Continue reading Conference: the Artist’s Voice

Review: Koestler Voices, New Poetry from Prisons

In this post, writer Nick Moss reviews the Koestler Trust's latest poetry pamphlet, Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons. The collection was published to coincide with the Koestler Trust's latest national exhibition, 'Inside,' which appeared at the Southbank Centre until 15th November 2017. The Koestler Trust is an arts charity that supports prisoners, ex-prisoners and … Continue reading Review: Koestler Voices, New Poetry from Prisons