Outside In will host the European Outsider Art Conference 2018. The conference, taking place 4-6 May at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, will include presentations by artists, practitioners and academics. The programme will also include workshops, tours and the European Outsider Art Association’s (EOA) General Assembly. The purpose of the conference is to discuss important questions in the field of Outsider Art, to exchange ideas and build networks between professionals working in the field. Attendees will include artists, curators and collectors along with representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and studio groups.
From 2015-16 Venture Arts led a new project in partnership with Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) entitled OutsiderXchanges. Over seven months, learning disabled artists and emerging artists from Manchester and Newcastle collaborated in a studio to Room 11 Studio make new work. Taking parity of ideas and aesthetic approaches as a starting point, the resulting works blurred the line between art and life, inviting the viewer to challenge their own conceptions of art and what might be considered ‘outsider’ art.
SCRRIPTT was one of the resulting pieces to emerge from the project and is a collaboration between artists Barry Anthony Finan and Rosanne Robertson. During this presentation Amanda Sutton (Venture Arts Director), Finan and Robertson will be in conversation about the theme the ‘Artist’s Voice’ with particular reference to the film piece SCRRIPTT and the OutsiderXchanges project.
This video shows the process of 'SCRRIPTT' in which works by Barry Antony Finan were read between him and artist Rosanne Robertson during a period of working together. This process has informed their final work for exhibition 'YES LAD, YES LASS' shown at The Manchester Contemporary, BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art and at The Whitworth Thursday Lates event. The act of reading to each other from Barry Finan's work helped define relationships as two artists together in the same space. To understand Barry's work as simply a striking visual experience (which is wonderful!) would be to miss a large part of it. Rosanne Robertson learned through this process that Barry is a writer – he does not identify himself as being an artist in the sense of being a visual artist, even though he has a great eye for bold striking visual work, but has ambitions as a writer for television. During this process Rosanne Robertson also communicated with Barry her own ambitions; to make art that questions and challenges and this is a part of the conversation. Like Barry, she is working out how to remove barriers to allow her to do what she feels strongly about doing.
Posted by OutsiderXchangeS on Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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