Outside In to exhibit work at London’s Sotheby’s this January


The ground-breaking exhibition, entitled ‘Journeys’ is devised by award-winning charity Outside In, showcasing a number of the artists it supports at London’s prestigious Sotheby’s auction house 11-19 January 2018.

Sculpture of a dog using found materials

Exhaust Dog, Jacob Rock, 2011.

Since its founding 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.

Sculpture of a puppet-like man with a cabinet for a chest

Admiral Jolly Bob Storm the Third (Part 1 of 2), Kate Bradbury, 2011

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. 35 artists will have their work displayed in total.
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.”

There will be a tour of the exhibition with Outside In Director, Marc Steene – 2pm, Fri 12th January (free, no booking required)

Outside In: Journeys is on display at Sotheby’s, Bond St, London from the 11th – 19th January 2018, open 9am – 4.30pm Monday-Friday. A press view takes place on 11th January at 9.30am.