Outside In: East Past

20 March – 4 April 2013

Outside In: East was held at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, which is located inside the Anglia Ruskin University from 20 March – 4 April 2013.

It showcased art work selected from artists living in the East of England who chose to align themselves with Outside In.

From intuitive artists to self-taught visionaries, Outside In: East provided a unique insight into the extraordinary breadth of work produced by individuals from outside the mainstream art world. The many different processes and stories on show challenged the accepted norm around what art is, enabling audiences to discover powerful new dimensions to the art world.

The works in the exhibition were selected by a panel including: Marc Steene, Deputy Director of Pallant House Gallery; Sarah Campbell, Education Officer at Kettle’s Yard; and Kwei Eden, Artist and 2009 Outside In Award Winner. The exhibition was curated with the help of Elizabeth Fisher, Curator of Exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard.

The selected artists were: Mari Kidd, Bettysblues, Michael Lester, Hazel, Neil Milton, Elfmonkey, Barbara Symmons, Vince Laws, Antony Cullop, Uani73, Harli Tree, Roger Hardy, David Alexander Richardson, Charlotte Mckeggie, Birdie, Chuck Orbit, Alison Baker, Jeremy Cornish, James Cook, Christopher, Val, Chris Angell, John Perry, Tracey Yates, Mary Allen, Mystery and Brett Hidden. 

Kettle’s Yard organised two tours of their house and gave talks about key artists in their collections in relation to ‘Outsider Art’ including Alfred Wallis. These happened on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March 2013.

On Wednesday 20 March Outside In and two partner organisations, Arts and Minds and Barrington Farm, all came together to give a talk in the University on the work they do as organisations and how they work together.

Outside In: East Partners: Kettles Yard, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Art and Minds, Barrington Farm and The Ruskin Gallery.