Outside In Virtual Gallery: ‘Friendship And Community’ curated by Frances Christie
About this exhibition:
Gallery visits and private views may still be problematic, but Outside In is forging ahead with a series of exhibitions and events in a new virtual gallery, which you can view on this page.
Like many arts organisations, Outside In has been adapting its planned public events during Lockdown into new digital versions, which also has the advantage of providing more accessible exhibition for those that cannot attend exhibitions and events physically. The Virtual Gallery will see a series of exhibitions through the year by guest curators who responded to a call-out. The programme will begin with an exhibition on the theme of Friendship & Community curated by Sotheby’s Head of Modern and Post-War British Art and Outside In trustee, Frances Christie.
Friendship and Community curated by Frances Christie “In these recent challenging days of social distancing and isolation, the theme of Friendship and Community seemed appropriate – these two things have never mattered more with people across the country coming together to provide support for each other. It is this kinship that is also at the heart of Outside In, providing support and uniting an incredibly vibrant community of artists. I really enjoyed searching the website for pictures that I felt encapsulated the theme and realised that as I was using the ‘search’ function with words such as ‘people’, ‘portrait’ and ‘community’, the results were both a snapshot of the wonderful community of Outside In but also the wider communities depicted by each of the artists, all united in cyberspace.”
Frances Christie joined Sotheby’s in 2002 and is Head of Modern & Post-War British Art at Sotheby’s in London. She has been deeply involved in the sale of all major collections of 20thCentury British Art at Sotheby’s in the last decade including: ‘A Life in Pictures: The Collection of Lord & Lady Attenborough’ in 2009; ‘The Evill/Frost Collection’ in 2011, which achieved the highest ever total for a sale of Modern British Art, ; ‘LOWRY: The A.J. Thompson Collection’ in 2014; ‘Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill’ in 2014; ‘Bowie/Collector’ in 2016; ‘Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection’ in 2017 and ‘Howard Hodgkin: Portrait of the Artist’ in 2017. Frances graduated with a degree in History of Art from Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed a Master of Arts degree in Early 20th Century British and French Art at the Courtauld Institute, London. In 2015, Frances joined the BBC Antiques Roadshow team as a specialist in pictures and is a Trustee of Outside In. Frances also serves as an auctioneer.
Zoom Private View: Taking place on the 20 August from 6-7.30pm. This free event will give audiences a chance to hear from the Curator and some of the exhibiting artists and there will also be a chance for the audience to ask questions. You can registerhere.
Creative workshop run by Step Up trained artist: Taking place on Wednesday 9 September from 3-4pm. Bookings opening soon – watch this space.
*Please note, there are visual descriptions for each artwork that are in text form in the virtual gallery.