Sketches: Stories of Art and People, Interior Life. Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people’s lives. This week, in stories of people using their homes as a canvas, Jan Williams of The Caravan Gallery talks about her late Uncle, Ron Gittins. Interview Image: Thierry Bal
Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale talk to David Clegg about the life and art of Jan’s uncle, Ron Gittins. Listen to the interview hereImage: Thierry Bal
“The definition of what makes an artist an outsider is riddled with contradiction and controversy but it comes down to a need to produce work for its own sake rather than for recognition”. By Steve Lee Read the article in full here
SPACES—Saving and Preserving Art and Cultural Environments—is dedicated to the study, documentation, and preservation of art environments and self-taught artistic activity. It is currently a preservation project of Kohler Foundation. Read the article about Ron’s Place here
Jarvis Cocker has lent his support to the campaign by donating a number of limited edition prints to the crowdfunder. As an advocate of outsider art Jarvis is massively behind this project and his support is an enormous boost for us.
Outsider Environments Europe is an inventory and documentary of art environments in Europe created by non-professionals. It is about people who without relevant professional training transform their house/garden into a relatively large-scale artwork. Embellishing a site may include adding decorations, paintings, mosaics, sculptures or built structures. Creating an art environment in general is a proces of…
From the outside, the only sign that Ron’s home is any different to the other double-fronted Victorian terraces in Oxton Village is the pile of rubbish in the front yard and the dirty white blinds covering the windows. Push open the brown wooden door though, and inside you discover an extraordinary collection of rooms with their walls,…