Outside In: Exploring the margins of art

Title:
Outside In: Exploring the margins of art

Author:
Marc Steene

Publisher:
Lund Humphries

How can a creative person with no arts engagement or formal training, perhaps with mental health issues, a disability or experiencing difficult social circumstances, find a way into the art world? Witnessing the treatment of people in a day centre took author Marc Steene on a journey which led to the establishment of Outside In, a charity championing work by artists encountering significant barriers. The book shares some of the most inspiring artwork produced outside the mainstream by mostly contemporary artists. They include art rescued from European asylums, the works of Madge Gill channelled from her spirit guide Myrninerest, Rakibul Chowdhury, whose work draws on his fascination with popular culture, and Drew Fox, whose other-worldly creations have result from a series of near-death experiences.

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