Artist Showcase: Robert Haggerty

The latest artist showcase comes from Robert Haggerty. If you would like to have your work featured on the site, please send an email to kdoutsiderart@yahoo.com. “Art is the conscious making of numinous objects.” K. J. Bishop "As an artist, I engage the grotesque in pursuit of the numinous. Sometimes I think of myself as … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Robert Haggerty

Sustainable arts careers for people with disabilities

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to be invited to join a panel discussion in London organised by Pertti's Choice in my role as Step Up Coordinator at Outside In. The panel focused on the issue of 'sustainable arts careers for people with disabilities.' It chimed nicely with the work I do on Outside In's … Continue reading Sustainable arts careers for people with disabilities

The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

My previous PhD research-inspired post, ‘The Cycle of Cultural Consumption’, focused mainly on what sort of culture audiences ‘consume’ and why. It looked at Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, and how our social and educational background is the biggest influencing factor when it comes to the culture that is available – and interesting – to … Continue reading The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’