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Terry Williams, Telephone, 2011, fabric, cotton, stuffing and fibre-tipped pen, 18 x 13 x 20 cm. Private collection, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
Jack Napthine, Untitled, 2013, fibre-tipped pen on paper, 59.4 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Unlimited, Geelong
Julian Martin, Untitled, 2011, pastel on paper, 38 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
The work of Outsider artists is often interpreted as expressing a unique inner vision unsullied by social or cultural influences. Everyday imagining: new perspectives on Outsider art counters this view by presenting Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists whose works reveal their proactive engagement with the external world.
While there is much debate about the use of the term ‘outsider art’, this exhibition doesn’t aim to resolve ambiguities around relevance or definition but instead questions a key interpretive bias that is a legacy of its origins in art brut.
Includes artists Andrew Blythe, Kellie Greaves, Julian Martin, Jack Napthine, Lisa Reid, Martin Thompson and Terry Williams.