Outside In- Induction Days

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Induction Days

Outside In is partnering with Arts & Health South West (AHSW), Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Borough of Poole Museum and Arts Service and The Wilson in Cheltenham to organise ‘Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West’ a touring exhibition of work by artists in the South West who feel excluded from the mainstream art world.

Outside In and AHSW want to hear from organisations, individuals and groups who work with people who are interested in making their own visual artwork, but who face barriers to accessing the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.  We would like to invite these organisations to come to an Induction Day at the 4 main venues in April – May 2016 to find out more about how they can help the individuals they have contact with to upload their artwork to the Outside In website, to showcase it digitally alongside 2,100 other artists, and – if they want – submit it to be included in the touring exhibition which starts in June 2017 at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Induction day dates and venues:

Wednesday 25 May, Falmouth Art Gallery, 10am – 12pm Book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outside-in-induction-day-tickets-23104688746

At the Induction Days, you will:

  • Hear from Outside In staff and staff from partner venues about the project

  • Hear from artists who have worked with Outside In before; learn about their journey and what they have gained from working with the project

  • Find out how to get artists that you know, or support, involved either through Surgery Days or by signing groups up yourself with the help of ‘how-to-guides’

Image: Stacey Fish, Elephant, Bird, Man – Image courtesy of Artists First


To book a place on one of the free Induction Days, please book through the relevant eventbrite page that is listed above. 




Bristol win at AHSW Awards

It was fantastic to see so many Bristol projects and people represented in the first ever AHSW Awards at the end of June. The quality and diversity of arts and health practice has come a long way in the past 5-10 years, and this was brought vividly to life at the awards ceremony at M-Shed when all of the shortlisted projects made brief presentations.

Bristol was well represented – Artshine was nominated for the Health Award, alongside North Bristol NHS Trust’s “In Whom We Trust”. And three Bristol projects were shortlisted for the Arts Award: Light Box Happiness Project, Misfits Theatre Company, and Myrtle Theatre’s ‘A Letter to That’s Life!’.

Bristol’s own Louisa Newman, arts on referral manager for NHS Bristol’s Artshine programme, won the AHSW award for individual achievement.  Her notable achievements include raising the profile of arts in health among Bristol’s GPs and primary care professionals; developing a service that compliments and fits with general practice; and implementing a code of practice that ensures artists working with Artshine deliver a quality service and receive training and supervision to support their work.

All in all, it made me proud to be a Bristolian!

More information about the other winners (Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project and Double Elephant Print Workshop), all the short-listed projects, and the awards themselves is available on the AHSW website.