Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Frédérique Albou - France

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 ".

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jade Henderson - Australia

In my art I want to depict stories, to have drama and to inspire the viewers own imagination so that they can dream of their own stories.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

John Douglas

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.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010 - dedicated to Bernard Lacoque

Tomorrow marks on month since Bernard Lacoque, probably the most prolific artist in the Outsiders group on Redbubble has left us.
To honour his life and art, The Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010 will be dedicated to Bernard.
Last year, he wrote:
"I feel very much honoured by your proposition …The idea is great and it would have been a great plaisure to take part to the festival but actually I am fighting against cancer, I am really exhausted and I fear I have not any strenght left.I will have a look at the block and at your galery, but really I fear that my strenght fails. Thank you again. Bernard."
He was 47
Rest in Peace, Bernard


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Registrations open for the Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010

The official logo of the Outsiders Festival - Adelaide - September 2010

Registrations for the festival:

AU$ 20 for three pieces – max 100 x 100 x 5 cm (originals or prints),
and/or AU$ 5 for three pieces to be projected on a screen during the festival.

Please advise on sell prices and remember that we charge 10% commission and works that are not retrieved by mid October 2010 can be left in consignment with the Stefan Maguran gallery, until sold. (same commission applies).

If you wish your profile to be featured on the Outsiders festival blog, please send Stefan Maguran a one page profile and one small picture of one of your best pieces.

Any questions, please contact Stefan Maguran at