Outsiderxchanges Evaluation Report
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of Venture Arts’ project OutsiderXchanges, in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. For seven months in 2016, twelve artists, six of whom are learning disabled, shared a studio and collaborated as equals to produce experimental new artworks.
This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England and Manchester City Council.
OutsiderXchanges was conceived by Amanda Sutton, Director of Venture Arts.
This report is based on an evaluation by Sara Spanton, and has been edited by Aziza Mills.
Design and front cover image by Naomi Davies, BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Salford University.
The project owes huge thanks to Tanya Raabe-Webber, Kwong Lee, Glen Meskell, Emma Thomas, Sarah Bradbury, Emma Fry, Jennifer Dean, John Lynch, Annie Feng, Nicholas James, all of the project artists and all the team at Venture Arts.
Download the OutsiderXchanges Evaluation Report here:
THE DANIEL WAKEFORD EXPERIENCE
13TH OF MAY
FAT OUTS BURROW – ISLINGTON MILL
JAMES STREET, SALFORD, LANCASHIRE, M3 5HW
Sara Jaspen, Corridor8, reviewed OutsiderXchanges take over at The Whitworth Thursday Lates event on the 3rd of November. Read her article here:
On November 3rd 2016, OutsiderXchanges project took over The Whitworth‘s Thursday Lates event with their riotous art party. It was incredibly successful and the turn out was great. We shared the project to new audiences through the medium of video, performance, happenings, The Psychedelic Brain Cells, sound art, installations, party food, a disco and much more. See for you yourselves……
Photos courtesy of John Lynch, Martin Livesey and Annie Feng.
More images are available on our Twitter page, Instagram and Facebook page.
Thanks to The Whitworth art gallery and Ed Watts for helping us organise this event.
Tonight for one night only OutsiderXchanges take over The Whitworth Thursday Lates to present OutsiderXchanges project through an Art Party. Starting from 6-9pm there’ll be a feast of artworks, psychedelic performances, films, installations, happenings, sound art, party food and much more!
Check out these short psychedelic teaser trailers created by OutsiderXchanges collaborator and artist Matt Girling.
OutsiderXchange take over The Whitworth with an Art Party to remember!
3rd November, 6pm – 9pm. Free
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, M15 6ER
Join us for a one off Art Party, expect party hats, sound experimentation, performance and a host of artistic revelry. The evening will see the artist collective presenting, artworks, audio visual work and a one off performance by new super noise band ‘Psychedelic Brain cells’, an extension of the experimentation within the OutsiderXchanges studio into sound and celebrates the act of playing.
Guests are invited to wear their best party outfit.
OutsiderXchanges is a pioneering visual arts project based on collaboration, reciprocal learning and creative exchange.
Artists involved in the project are: Juliet Davis, Barry Anthony Finan, Matt Girling, Jane Louise Graham, David James, Sarah Lee, Sophie Lee, Horace Lindezey, Tanya Raabe-Webber, Simon Raven, Rosanne Robertson and Leslie Thompson.
OutsiderXchanges is supported through public funding by Arts Council England. Project Partners and Supporters of OutsiderXchanges project: Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and CVAN.