Alfred Wallis: Outsider?
An exploration of outsider art spotlighting the 20th century British artist Alfred Wallis.
Miranda Baxter, Senior Education Manager, Dulwich Picture Gallery, in conversation with Robert Jones (artist and author) and Dr Jenny Powell (Senior Curator, Kettle's Yard).
What is Outsider Art?
‘Outsider Art’ follows from the term ‘Art Brut’ coined by French artist Jean Dubuffet in the 1940s. Translating as ‘raw art’, ‘Art Brut’ was used to describe a type of art outside the academic tradition of fine art. ‘Outsider Art’ has since become a term used to define work made by untrained artists who produce work for the sake of creation alone, without an audience in mind, and who are perceived to inhabit the margins of mainstream society.
Followed by a free viewing of 'Art and Life', 6-7pm.
Part of A Healthy Debate Symposia Series: three panel discussions around art and mental health to coincide with 'Art and Life'. The series is part of Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.