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

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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

Review – ‘Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan’ at the Wellcome Collection

‘Outsider art’, although a term that is so often criticised for its ambiguity and uncomfortable sentiments, takes centre stage this spring at the Wellcome Collection in London. Despite the semantic controversy surrounding the term itself, there is nothing ambiguous, controversial or uncomfortable about Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan. Unlike the development and history of ‘outsider … Continue reading Review – ‘Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan’ at the Wellcome Collection