The Heartside Ministry was founded in 1983 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as an outreach to the homeless and disenfranchised people of the streets in a neighbourhood abandoned by businesses and avoided by many. In 1993, in response to the needs of the community, the Ministry developed a programme of one-on-one adult literacy classes, further expanding … Continue reading Heartside Studio and Gallery
Tag: self-taught art
Artist's Statement: Andrew Beswick is a Manchester-based artist who's work includes poetry, drawing, performance and sculpture. His approach to art is intuitive and self-taught and his inspiration to begin making art originated from a love of expressionist painting, primitive/ outsider art and the work of groups such as COBRA and the Situationist International. His interest … Continue reading Andrew Beswick
(Featured Image: Joe Cook, UV)I am always keen to hear from artists who would be interested in a blog post focusing on their work. Usually, I ask for an artist's statement and a few images which they would like to showcase, but these guidelines are very flexible and I am open to suggestions. If you would … Continue reading Joe Cook
Martha Grunenwaldt (1910 – 2008)
Martha was born into a musical family where she began life as a folk violinist. She went on to marry a fellow musician, who then took her daughter away from her on their separation. She didn’t begin to create art until the age of 71, after being reunited with her daughter. Martha had worked in … Continue reading Martha Grunenwaldt (1910 – 2008)
Defining ‘Outsider’ Art..
Recently, I have found myself becoming more and more interested in the actual term ‘outsider’ art, and what it really means. Originally coined by Roger Cardinal as an English equivalent to Jean Dubuffet’s Art Brut (or ‘raw’ art), the term has grown to encapsulate a huge variety of works. There are many offshoots of the … Continue reading Defining ‘Outsider’ Art..