Outside In: Scotland Past

30 August – 1 November / 3 October – 9 November 2013

In late 2013 there will be two Outside In exhibitions in Scotland …

The first exhibition will be at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery from 30 August – 1 November 2013 featuring many artists who submitted work from Scotland to Outside In. Those not selected will still have a piece appear on a screen within the space.

The selected artists are: Nicola Foley, Steve Murison, Bibo Weber, Mary Meldrum, Gillian Sutherland, Amir, Grant Dudgeon, Shireen Salavi, Lou Woollard, Caroline Smith, Christina Britton, Michael Rattray, Judith Molseed, Irene Gumbert, Kenny Carus, Shirley Smith, Anonymous, David Bradley, Kevin Stewart, William Sterling, Heather Ellison, Kirsty Martin, Mary Fitzpatrick, Kevin McGuggon, Lesley Nimmo, Janet Wright, John Manson, Alison Leeper, James Craig Page, Marisa Montgomery, Rosemary Lee, Carole Forbes, Norman Telfor, John Beaton, Thomas Waldron, Kenneth Wilkie, Alison Stell, Frank Cooke, Finlay Dykes, Lea Cummings, Derek Scrimgeour, Grant Ford, Tommy Mason, Ralph Douglas, Hannah Lennox, Rachel Davison, Joe Breen, David Gillies, Bobbie Robertson, Gary Steedman, Gwen Forster, Kelvin Chalmers, Helen Spence and Steven Reilly. 

Alongside this exhibition will be a small exhibition of works by Scottish Outsider Artist Angus Mcphee. We would like to thank Art Extraordinary and Joyce Laing with their help with the Angus Mcphee exhibition.

The second exhibition will be a smaller group show of three artists at Project Ability in Glasgow from 3 October – 9 November 2013. The three artists are:

  • Una Carter
  • Alan Lesslie
  • David Ford

Image: Heather Ellison, Blossom Tree

Outside In: Scotland exhibition photos

This short film shows Lea Cummings, one of the artists from Project Ability chosen to select the works for the second Outside In: Scotland exhibition featuring three artists works from Art Angel.

In this exhibition:
Nicola Foley

Hi I'm Nicky and I draw and paint to lose myself for a while. I find it hard to switch off but I can lose hours in art.

Steve Murison

Rugged weirdo with wonky brain.

Bibo Keeley

I create my work against the backdrop of my life experiences, including the intense time of my husband's critical illness and survival thanks to a heart transplant. I respond to my feeling of being …


I am a multimedia artist adept in Photography, painting, digital art, encaustics and mixed mediums. I began drawing with a pen at the age of 6, and since then, Pen and Ink has become my …

Michael Rattray

"Michael Rattray is a composer, singer, musician and artist based in Perth in Scotland. His visual works have been exhibited at Murray Royal Hospital, A.K. Bell library and The Museum and Art Gallery in …

David Bradley

My feelings come through in my work and I am inspired by my experiences. I like to use acrylics as it gives me a lot of freedom.

Kevin Stewart

I am passionate about everything which is conected with art, I have dyslexia and find a comfort in my art, I am mature student studying, Ba (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice at University of West Scotland.

Heather Ellison

I like creating art as it is completely different to what I normally do. Often I see something even someone else's work which inspires me to develop a piece of art. Recently I …

Lesley Nimmo

Lesley Nimmo works in Project Ability's Aspire programme painting her daily activities and surrounding commonplace objects. Her paintings feature thick applications of paint and are constructed by solid single brush strokes of hot pink, cobalt …

Alison Leeper

I am an artist working in rural Scotland who has a variety of health issues. I am the sole carer for my husband who also has many health issues. I have worked for many years …

John Beaton

John Beaton attends Project Ability's Aspire programme. Beaton makes text based work that features crosses and circles as recurrent motifs in his work. This mark making process appears sporadic at first but with every finished …

Lea Cummings

I work across a wide range of media, including sound, performance, drawing, painting, computer animation, film and collage. I am predominately interested in noise, distortion and overload as techniques for accessing the subconcious and acheiving …

Derek Scrimgeour

"DATA Project is an initiative to raise awareness of the systematic suppression of potential of the mentally disabled. Mental disability can be an advantageous individual perception. DATA aims to start an alternative workshop and exhibition gallery, …

Grant Ford

My name is Grant Ford and I attend The Studio . I enjoy Painting and drawing, I have in recent years exhibited and sold my work at Pittenween Arts Festival and the Birnam institute along …

Tommy Mason

Tommy Mason began working with Project Ability in 1990 and is a founding member of Art Trek. Mason is devoted to storytelling in his brightly coloured drawings which portray the conquests of the wilderness with an …

Ralph Douglas

Ralph Douglas attends Project Ability's Aspire programme and over the years has created many self portraits and reproductions of iconic religious paintings in his own signature style.

Bobbie Robertson

Bobbie has exhibited her work before and enjoys trying different materials. Her work is colourful and she takes her time over creating pieces.

Helen Spence

Helen enjoys art and takes her time over her work, which can be detailed and uses pattern and bright colours.Helen also uses the colours and textures in her surroundings to inspire her.

Una Carter