Outsider Art.. or ‘Inside’ Art: January Thoughts

Above image: Henry Darger Happy New Year everyone - I hope you are all enjoying what 2014 has had to offer so far. I thought I would do a bit of an off the cuff 'rambling' blog post talking about a couple of ideas I have recently had relating to the term 'outsider art'. Hopefully … Continue reading Outsider Art.. or ‘Inside’ Art: January Thoughts

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

Safety Net of Sky: 30th March – 27th May

  The Koestler Trust is currently running an exhibition curated by young people from the Liverpool Youth Offending Service, with help from professional curators. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as creative writing which were selected from entried to the 2011 Koestler Awards. The exhibition is taking place at the World Museum … Continue reading Safety Net of Sky: 30th March – 27th May