The Autodidact: What Does it Take to Make it Big?

I can only apologise for the lack of posts in recent weeks – I hit the ground running at the start of 2018, and haven’t managed to stop just yet. However, I wanted to write a quick post for you as a couple of days ago, I was doing my usual crawl through the internet … Continue reading The Autodidact: What Does it Take to Make it Big?

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Aboriginal art, outsider art, and a code of conduct

In this post, writer Nick Moss considers the benefits of having a 'code of practice' for galleries and museums when working with outsider artists - much like there is a code of practice for those working with Aboriginal artists.  "It is perhaps to do a disservice to both art forms to make too much of … Continue reading Aboriginal art, outsider art, and a code of conduct

Brian Gibson: Fessing Up

Featured image: Agnes Richter, needlepoint jacket [notmodernart.tumblr.com] Following Brian Gibson's fantastic previous post, entitled 'What does it mean to be an Outsider?', he has written again for kdoutsiderart. This time, focusing on 'confessional' art. Here, her discusses whether artists who have experienced trauma or health issues feel 'obliged' to create art that is overtly confessional? … Continue reading Brian Gibson: Fessing Up