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?

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

The ‘S’ Word: can the arts reduce mental health stigma?

In the UK – despite much progress since the abolition of large psychiatric hospitals and a significant increase in care in the community – stigma surrounding mental health issues is still an incredibly prominent issue. The Mental Health Foundation notes that “people with mental health problems say that the social stigma attached to mental ill … Continue reading The ‘S’ Word: can the arts reduce mental health stigma?