Sussex Charity To Promote Excluded Artists In Exhibition

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Discover the journey of award-winning charity Outside In and the artists it supports in a ground-breaking exhibition at London Sotheby’s in January 2018.

Since being founded over a decade ago at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, Outside In has worked to provide a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation. Providing opportunities for its artists to show their work at national and international exhibitions, an active online community and professional development, the growing charity now supports over 2500 artists.

‘Outside In: Journeys’ brings together the diverse work and stories of a number of artists involved in Outside In – from James Lake’s life-size figure of a runner about to take off, made entirely of cardboard, commissioned for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, to Rakibul Chowdhury’s energetic paintings that incorporate popular culture into depictions of modern life.

The exhibition epitomises the charity’s objective to create a fairer art world – challenging traditional values and institutional judgements about whose artworks can and should be displayed. 

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Carlo Keshishian, Outside In award-winner: “Outside In can function as a mouthpiece to project the voices of quieter people.”

Marc Steene, Director of Outside In: “As Outside In looks to the future our exhibition celebrates some of the 5,000 artists we have worked with, over the past eleven years.

“It points to a new and exciting future, where the charity will be able to continue and expand its vital work bringing to light and celebrating the talent of artists too often ignored and on the margins of society and the art world.”

Outside In: Journeys is on display at Sotheby’s, Bond St, London from the 11th – 19th January 2018, open 9am – 4.30pm Monday-Friday. Free admission. For more information, see

A tour of the exhibition with Outside In Director, Marc Steene will take place on Fri 12th January at 2pm (free admission, no booking required).

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