Circus Terminal Worldwide: Next Stop Suriname

During a recent trip to Slovenia, I visited ‘Circus Terminal’ at Gallery Kud Esko in Piran (17 – 25 May 2014). The artist-led project, an initiative of ‘Uncooked Culture’, is a collaborative travelling art mission, which disregards academic background and aims to celebrate the differences and similarities of all human beings through their creations. Since … Continue reading Circus Terminal Worldwide: Next Stop Suriname

Otto Dix: The ‘Madness’ of Modern Warfare

Above image: Otto Dix, Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor (Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack), 1924 [Courtesy of: lewebpedagogique.com] I recently visited an exhibition of German artist Otto Dix's series of prints entitled Der Krieg (The War) at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex. I studied this series for my undergraduate dissertation … Continue reading Otto Dix: The ‘Madness’ of Modern Warfare

Kate Bradbury: Squalls and Murmurations

Open until 1 December 2013 at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Kate Bradbury: Squalls and Murmurations is the second exhibition in a series celebrating the Six Award Winners of Outside In: National 2012, a triennial competition for artists from the margins. Art Historian Roger Cardinal, performance artist Bobby Baker and ex-Director of Pallant House Gallery, Stefan … Continue reading Kate Bradbury: Squalls and Murmurations

Art by Offenders: Strength, Vulnerability, and Forgiveness

Above image: Lost Fruit | Thornford Park Hospital, The Tolkien Trust Silver Award for Drawing The Koestler Trust’s sixth annual UK showcase this year takes the form of ‘The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker’, curated by Mercury prize-winning rapper, Speech Debelle. The national exhibition, which is moulded yearly by a different group or individual, displays work … Continue reading Art by Offenders: Strength, Vulnerability, and Forgiveness

Epiphanies! Secrets of Outsider Art

Above Image: Kate Bradbury (courtesy of julianhartnoll.com) “Outsider Art is a movement of untrained artists with a burning desire and passion for expression that features art of an obsessive nature. Often this involves collecting debris shaped to express the inner thoughts and feelings of the creator. Some artists may suffer from mental health issues, others … Continue reading Epiphanies! Secrets of Outsider Art

Bold Vision: Outsiders in Black and White

Above Image: Kate Bradbury, 'Underground'From 7-14 July a collaborative exhibition between Julian Hartnoll Gallery and Outside In will showcase the work of 12 artists from the margins. From intuitive artists to self-taught visionaries, ‘Bold Vision’ provides a unique insight into the black and white world of these artists.Seven Outside In artists will have their work shown … Continue reading Bold Vision: Outsiders in Black and White

Double Review: Face to Face with the Outsiders… and The Gravy Train

(Image Credit: Nick Blinko - not from exhibition) Recently, I participated in a bit of a London exhibition marathon. I had been planning the day for a while, hoping to fit in a third visit to the Wellcome Collection’s fantastic ‘Souzou’ exhibition, as well as popping in to various other smaller shows whilst I had … Continue reading Double Review: Face to Face with the Outsiders… and The Gravy Train