Bringing the outsiders into limelight

Outside In, an organisation set up by Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to bring work by marginalised and outsider artists to a wider public, is launching a new community gallery in Wellington House Day Centre, Brighton with an exhibition of works from the archive from May 7-August 26 2011.

The exhibition will form part of the Brighton Artists Open Houses festival, a visual-arts festival that this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Marc Steene, head of learning and community at Pallant House Gallery, said: “Artists Open Houses is an open-to-all inclusive community event, reaching out to all areas of the city and showing work of experimental and nationally-regarded artists, as well as school and college students.

“Outside In will be opening the community gallery with an exhibition featuring works by marginalised artistsfrom the archive, some of whom are local to the Brighton area.”

Outside In was launched by Pallant House Gallery in 2006 as a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world whether due to disability, health, social circumstance

or art process.

Marc describes the project as a “gentle revolution”, creating a more equitable and fair art

world. The opening exhibition will be followed by other exhibitions throughout the year, with an emphasis on community, support and the promotion of local creative talent weaving

throughout.

During the Artists Open Houses festival the community gallery will be open to the public at the weekends. To view the gallery during the day or outside of the AOH festival, contact the Wellington House Day Centre on 01273 296240 or Outside In on 0773 556 8531.