Help bring Laila Kassab’s work from Gaza to the UK

Arts charity Outside In need your help to bring the work of Palestinian artist Laila Kassab from Gaza to the UK. Laila Kassab is a self-taught Palestinian artist based in Gaza who creates beautifully colourful artworks reflecting her life experiences. Alongside fellow artist Greg Bromley, Laila has been awarded a co-commission from Pallant House Gallery … Continue reading Help bring Laila Kassab’s work from Gaza to the UK

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Introducing Clayton Landry

In a new series on the blog, I will be asking George Lawrence about his collection of artwork created by a homeless U.S. Navy veteran whom he met whilst living and working in New York City.  Lawrence has recently been delving deeper into the works he purchased from the artist in the late 1980’s, and … Continue reading Introducing Clayton Landry

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