Launch of Midlands Hub & ‘Signs’ exhibition

Introducing Outside In’s new Midlands Hub and an opportunity to experience launch exhibition ‘Signs’

sculpture using metal objects including grill, slazenger icon and don not switch on sign
‘Do Not Switch On’ – Jacob Rock

Outside In is delighted to announce the launch of its new Midlands Hub and a new dedicated digital space where you will be able to see exciting work produced by Outside In artists from the region, in addition to finding out about news and opportunities specific to the Midlands. The planned physical launch of the Midlands Hub was due to take place at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park at the end of March and had to be postponed due to Covid 19 safety measures. In its place, we are pleased to present this digital version of the launch, with introductions by Outside In founder and director Marc Steene and Compton Verney director Julie Finch, followed by an  opportunity to view elements of the launch exhibition, Signs, online.

Signs sees interventions by six Midlands-based Outside In artists – John Bishop, Corinne, Heather Davison, Jacob Rock, Andy Sargent and Eustace Storrod – responding to work from Compton Verney’s Folk Art Collection. Here you can hear from artists about the work they have created as well as see images of the work in situ within the gallery space. 

John Bishop talking about his arts practice
Heather Davison talking about her arts practice
Corinne talking about her arts practice
Andy Sargent talking about his arts practice
Jacob Rock talking about his arts practice
Eustace Storrod talking about his arts practice

Click on the thumbnails to view the artworks

Photograph pf a person in a corn field with a The field sign

 John Bishop 

sculpture using metal objects including grill, slazenger icon and don not switch on sign

Jacob Rock

Collage artwork of a elderly person Road sign, red arrow icon and the text public inconvenience, refuse, this way up and unwanted

Andy Sargent

Photograph of a torso with scissors and ponytail hair cut off


colourful collage with textures and cut off letters

Heather Davison

Abstact painting with black and white shapes and bold yellow, red and pink colours

Eustace Storrod

Content left to right:
Andy Sargent, Apologies for the Inconvenience. Mixed media on board (2020).
John Bishop, The Field. Series of Digital Photographs (2020).
Eustace Storrod, Me U Y, Acrylic (2017) and Untitled, Acrylic (2019).
Jacob Rock, DO NOT SWITCH ON & KEEP CLEAR, Found Objects. (2019).
Heather Davison, Average Joe, Mixed media, paper and paint and wax on canvas (2019). IL Carnivale, Mixed media, paper, paint and wax on canvas with resin (2019).
Corinne, #A Bedtime Story 1, #A Bedtime Story 2, #A Bedtime Story 3, Hand coloured photographic prints. (2020)