Paris Outsider Art Fair 2017: In Pictures

From 19 - 22 October 2017, eclectic work by talented, unknown and untrained artists descended on Paris from all over the globe for the latest instalment of the Paris Outsider Art Fair. I was lucky enough to be able to hop on the Eurostar and head over to Paris for a couple of days to … Continue reading Paris Outsider Art Fair 2017: In Pictures

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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

Review and Summary: A. L. Kennedy’s Art and Madness, BBC Radio 3

On Sunday 22nd April, BBC Radio 3 aired a programme by writer A. L. Kennedy on the supposed links between art and madness. In this post, I want to briefly summarise Kennedy's views within the programme and discuss some of the questions she raises. "Losing one's mind is a negative, terrifying experience, freeing it can … Continue reading Review and Summary: A. L. Kennedy’s Art and Madness, BBC Radio 3