Breaking down barriers to the art world
Salisbury Arts Centre has announced an exciting collaboration with Outside In that aims to break down barriers to the art world. The joint project, which will include an exhibition later in the year, will be officially launched at the Arts Centre on Wednesday 13 May 2015.
Founded by Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, Outside In provides a platform for those who define themselves as facing barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.
Sharing their vision for a more inclusive art world, the Arts Centre team is delighted to be collaborating with Outside In on a new project. Together, the organisations will seek out artists from Salisbury and the surrounding area who feel they face barriers to exhibiting their work. Artists will be invited to attend Surgery Days to show their work to members of the Outside In team, create online galleries and submit work for an exhibition at the Arts Centre later in the year.
Visual Arts & Exhibitions Manager Fiona Cassidy said:
“Since 2006, Outside In has revealed such incredible artistic talent that might never have been exhibited in public without this kind of project. We’re delighted to be working with them again and can’t wait to discover new artists in our local community.”
Artists and their friends, family and support workers are invited to attend the launch event, which will take place at Salisbury Arts Centre between 3 and 5pm on Wednesday 13 May. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the project and how they could benefit from support to get their work seen.
The launch will include presentations by Jennifer Gilbert and Hannah Whitlock from Outside In, accompanied by artist Kate Simms.
For further details or queries please contact:
Fiona Cassidy, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Manager: Fiona@salisburyarts.co.uk
01722 343020, Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, SP1 3UT www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk
Image: Avebury by the Sea, Brian Gibson