|The Outsiders Festival 2010|
Many thanks to all artists that took part in the Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010 (in random order):
|The Outsiders Festival 2010|
define themselves as Outsiders. Unlike traditional Outsider artists they are not “discovered” by a cultural elite and operate beyond the Insider/Outsider dichotomy.
actively incorporate cultural, literary and philosophical discourse into their works.
often bypass the traditional commercial gallery system by selling their own works and organising their own exhibitions online.
seek to exchange ideas and thoughts with other artists all over the globe via social media. Neo-Outsiders believe that great art is not brought about through isolation but is a fusion of personal thoughts/images and external influence. They also recognise the difficulty of achieving complete isolation in today’s image-centric, postmodern world."
My name is Elva Lindsay and I am a Ngarrindjeri person. I make paintings that are highly detailed and usually incorporate animals. I am a year 12 student at Warriappendi School. I love art as it helps me express myself and I love making beautiful things.
Though Diane has been drawing since she can remember, when she was 14 yrs. old she threw paint (for the 1st time) on her basement walls. This act was not fully appreciated by her parents, so Diane continued to practice drawing realistic pieces and took art in middle school and high school, and even though the teachers were cool, the work was boring.
Life went on and Diane started a graphic arts/signage company, did a brief apprenticeship, learned to paint signs, learned to set type and with her natural design ability, worked that business for 15 years.
Diane retired that company to care for family, but after that 50th birthday in 2002, she took a window of opportunity to start painting, maybe as a career. Being self-taught, she did what she thought artists do, she painted, much like a maniac. She produced work so quickly and so prolifically that she had to get the masses of art out of her home in order to make room for the family! She rented a studio at a popular art center and the rest is history.
The rest, she blames on serendipity. People started buying and collecting her work immediately. Diane has participated in over 70 art shows; 30 juried and over 40 as the featured or solo artist. She considers herself lucky to have crossed that boundary from Outside to galleries. Her success has opened the door to being featured in articles in area newspapers and magazines in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Diane was invited to be a member of Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association and was invited to join a volunteer committee for Culture Works, Richmond’s new Art Council and hopes to be a voice for “Outsider Artists”. I hope to use my “success in galleries, and my experience to help bring more Outsider Artists to public view before they die or explode.
Art is about the process; from the first vision to my most recent experiments with painting with fire. I suppose that’s the unique beauty of an Outsider Artist…no boundaries! Incorporating materials and ideas that maybe are not, that happen to be around at that particular time and space, and no fear of using them, of putting them together during the process of creating that particular piece. It’s all fun, it’s all educational, it’s all beautiful. Abstract art gives you even more latitude for experimenting because you are not confined to an “expected” image.
Diane donates art to non-profit organizations; the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, schools, and assorted fund raising events for the Cure of Cancer and Cancer Research, etc. She has worked with Boy Scouts and with wheelchair bound people.
There is a web site www.dianeclement.com in place, but a new web site is being developed as we speak. Thank you for this opportunity. Greetings to all; be well and do your best everyday. . . even if you don’t think it is your best. . . it might be, that day.
My name is Kirk. I am 16 years old. I am from the Nuynga people of Western Australia. I like to make beats and raps . I like to paint using dots and symbols and colours to represent different things. My painting talks about coming together and I have used spirals to represent this. I think art is important because it brings you a future. Thank you for exhibiting my art in the festival.
The Time Machine is an Incredible Machine, built in 2002 to change a few things I had done wrong in my past that NO Therapist/Shrink could fix. You can ride into the future and back to the future. Come for an amazing ride at the speed of sound - you will be astounded hold on tight it's going to be a Wild Wild Ride.
Hit below link to see some of my fellow time travellers and where the journey took them.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (Ride at your own risk, I am not responsible for the outcome)
1 Get on board
2 Put helmet and seat belt on
3 Set time clock to year and time
4 Set controls, speed pressure and co-ordinates
5 Put special goggles on
6 Turn the key, put hands on steering wheel, let the flux capacitator build up
7 Close eyes
8 Take your mind back or forward to the event/year/time. See it, feel it, live it and change it.
9 Once you have felt and seen the change in your mind, come back to the present. You will feel possibly exhausted, shaky, sweaty, short of breath, crying, happy but most of all exhilerated.
10 Sit for awhile until you are ready to get off. Reset the clock to present time and year. Your new journey has begun.
I have always been interested in art and all things creative, and in the last couple of years have begun to express myself again with abstract art images.
I love bold colours and paintings that shout at you!
I have exhibited in various Rotary Art exhibitions in the last two years, and this year presented a very successful Adelaide Fringe Art Exhibition, featuring 14 different artists of various styles and experience.
I live in the small volcanic island of El Hierro, in Canary Islands, Spain
2010 - SHOWS
Feb 2010 - FRIDA-VINCENT, Roquevaire, FRANCE. Curator Danielle Jacqui
April 2010 - SINGULART ll, El Hierro, Canary Islands, SPAIN
Set 2010 - OUTSIDERS Festival, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Jun-Jul 09 - SINGULART, Frontera, El Hierro, Canary Islands, SPAIN
May-Oct 09 - LIGHT of GOD, Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, IA, USA
Jul-Aug 09 - UNFILTERED IV, DIP Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
Nov 09 - Maxwell's Art and Treasures, Garden City, MI, USA
July 16-20, 2008 - BANN'ART Festival d'Art Singulier, Banne, FRANCE
August 2008 - ATLANTA Slotin Folk Fest, Norcross, GA, USA
July-Aug 2008 - UNFILTERED III, Octane Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA
Jan 07 - Raw Arts Festival 2007, CVB Gallery, New York, USA
August 2007 - ATLANTA FOLK FEST - Norcross, GA, USA
November 17-18, 2007 - OTHERS Art Show, Pier 92, New York, USA
December 1-2, 2007 - GOOD FOLK FEST, Louisville, KY, USA
1936 Born: Balaklava SA
1963 Whilst living on a remote Aboriginal Settlement in the 60’s commenced painting in oils A number of moves and work commitments meant that she only painted spasmodically, all without tuition.
1975-79 After Cyclone Tracey, commenced sculpturing in stone – talc, pyrophyllite and other stone – and eventually doing commission work in jade.
2008 Seriously resumed my art interest.
1976 Shoalhaven Art Exhibition – 2nd Prize, painting
2002? Rotary Art Exhibition – Blackwood - sculpture
2008 Rotary Art Exhibition – Blackwood - painting
Stirling Organic Market Café
2009 Rotary Art Exhibition – Blackwood
Rotary Art Exhibition – Aberfoyle Park
Coastlands Christian Centre
Stirling Fine Arts Exhibition
2010 Gallery M
Veritas Winery, Barossa Valley
My painting is realistic and detailed. I love the play of light with its shadows and reflections and graduation of colour on objects, thus I prefer painting flowers, birds and portraits rather than landscapes. The flowers I paint are taken in their natural settings, portraying nature as it is and not contrived.
My sculpture reflects my preference for people, although I tend toward abstract in my larger pieces.
Phone: 08 8370 3191 (H); 0404 863 633 (M)
I BELIEVE THAT I PAINT AS A "CRAZY CHILD".
I AM NO LONGER A CHILD, NOR SO CRAZY.
IT IS ONLY AN IMAGE THAT IS GOOD FOR ME TO PAINT.
MY PICTURES HAVE A CHAOS THAT IS ORGANISED THANKS TO THE COLOUR.
EVERYTHING SEEMS TO RESPOND TO A CERTAIN IMBALANCE OR, IN THE BEST OF
CASES, TO AN UNSTABLE BALANCE.
THEY RESPOND TO THEIR OWN LOGIC.
IMAGES THAT ARE BORN FROM THE DAILY LIFE WHICH ARE DISTORTED UNTIL WHAT IS
KNOWN BECOMES WEIRD.
THE FESTIVE COLOURS DECEIVE THE SPECTATOR.
IF THE IMAGES WERE MONOCHROME THEY WOULD SHOW AN ANGUISH WHICH IS PRESENT
Frédérique Albou paints with acrylic or gouache, on small and medium sizes, and draws especially by using Indian ink, using the point to point technique. She follows the principle that a line is a succession of points. Point in the line.
It can take her a lot of time to fill a page, but she makes it in a state of serene "meditation" and finds her internal resource there.
Her privileged themes of inspiration are Africa, waves, trees, and peacocks... but she leaves generally her imagination run free: the architecture of a city, for example, can give her ideas of varied handwrittings. She has no preliminary motionless direction and she likes saying that the blank page is " her space of freedom ".
Australian artist John Douglas has received acclaim and caused controversy at home and internationally. His expulsion from Queensland College of Art confirmed his “disruptive and disturbing influence” and initiated a flourish in his artistic career. A seven-time solo exhibitor for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, John has also exhibited solo and in group shows and film festivals throughout Australia, and had one-man exhibits in Paris, Bangkok, Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Fort Lauderdale.
John has been a teaching consultant in art therapy at Glenside Psychiatric Hospital in Adelaide and conducts self-expression art workshops. In 2004, he served as Artist in Residence at the famed Lockhart River Aboriginal Community.
With a strong belief in art as therapy and art being primarily about personal expression and growth, John undertook a visit to the Collection de L'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moderates the Raw Art group on art website redbubble. He occasionally teaches art self-expression workshops for specialty groups.
A 2009 US tour brought his work to venues across the country, including Atlanta’s Museum of Design; MOCA Washington; Laconia Gallery, Boston; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago; and LA Center For Digital Art.
Currently he is working on several film/music projects.