Madge Gill: Inspiration showcase, part one

This year’s co-commission with Pallant House Gallery inspired Outside In artists from across the world. The opportunity called for responses to the work of renowned artist Madge Gill. Here you will find one of two showcases celebrating some of the results and what Madge means to artists today.

The artists whose work and words feature here are:
Adam Webb
alabamathirteen
Allen Moore
Anna Crilly
Bianca Raffaella
Cathy Chilly
Cara MacWilliam
Corinne
Ivan Grieve

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Artists like Madge Gill remind me that incredible artists, and art, come from all walks of life and that when that creative compulsion calls you, there is no silencing it

alabamathirteen

Gill illustrates the detached but at the same time completely absorbed process of ‘getting something out of your head or body, and onto paper’

Anna Crilly

“Over the last few weeks Madge Gill’s work and life has inspired me more than can be imagined.  Her dedication to her art, her imagination, her originality, her skill at such a wide range of creative endeavour confirms why she is considered a leading light amongst British artists.”

Cathy Chilly

I’m deeply inspired by Madge Gill’s art, in particular the concept of her spirit guide, Myrninerest. Though I don’t have a spirit guide, I believe my childhood imaginary companion Daisy is an extension of self and her soul influences my self-portraiture.

Corinne

Madge Gill inspired me to accept and acknowledge on the messages and visuals given to me during my works and spiritual experimentation.

Allen o2o

From looking at Gill’s intricate drawings, I can see from her certainty of line, her determination to show others how she sees and how she defines herself

Bianca Raffaella

As female outsider artists are much less known, much less seen, even now, Madge Gill is a spiritual guide. She is a beacon of possiblity amid structures that feel out of reach.

Cara MacWilliam

Madge Gill has inspired me in several ways that I will hang onto now.I have become less self conscious about what I make and realise that if it makes me feel better then that is fine.I realise creations I make are valid on a personal level and that is ok.

Ivan Grieve

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