Marc Steene


Marc Steene

Marc is the Director of Outside In. He established the project in 2006 and continues to oversee the project. He is a leading figure in gallery and museum learning and engagement he is a strategic thinker, partnership broker and leader in his field. Highly innovative and creative he has the skills needed to realise and manage ambitious and ground breaking projects.

He sees his work as enabling people’s creativity, challenging concepts as to who is an artist and what art is. He seeks to create a fairer art world where a wider body of artists are recognised and have the opportunity to have their work seen and valued and gain opportunity in the art world. He has been responsible for the programming and curating of acclaimed exhibitions of outsider, modern, historic, international and contemporary art, and for the presentation and interpretation of one of the most significant collections of Modern British art in the country. 

To contact Marc email: or tel: 07814 831567


Hannah Whitlock

Artist Development Coordinator

Hannah gained her degree in Fine Art in 2014, during her study she discovered her passion for Outsider Art and completed her dissertation on the topic.  She has worked with a diverse range of people supporting them with their creative abilities and hopes to continue this practice for Outside In. Hannah is the main point of contact for artists that are part of the project or wanting to join - providing any support that may be needed, and helping artists to take part in exhibitions and events.  

You can email Hannah on: or call on: 01243 770 845



Sophie Buck

Communications Coordinator

Before joining the Outside In team, Sophie studied Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge University and then served a year elected as Welfare and Rights Officer on the Students' Union. She has a passion for expressive arts, social justice, and accessible communications. As Communications Officer, Sophie manages Outside In's website, press and social media, as well as compiling newsletters and blogs. Do get in touch if you have anything you want to share with us or want to help us with sharing!


Phone: 01243 770 828

Cornelia Marland

Exhibitions Coordinator

After graduating from SOAS with a degree in Social Anthropology and Art History in 2011, Cornelia went on to worked for numerous arts organisations and charities as a Curator and Project Coordinator. In 2015 she founded Geddes Gallery in Kings Cross, London; the gallery's main focus was around accessibility and ultimately creating a fairer art world, which was open to everyone.

Cornelia joined Outside In as the Exhibitions Coordinator in 2017. In this role Cornelia manages all aspects of exhibitions, art fairs and commercial opportunities for Outside In artists


Phone: 01243 770 828

Kate Davey

Artist Mentor and Coordinator

Kate completed an MA at the University of Sussex in 2012, where she specialised in outsider art. Since then, she has worked for several charities that support artists facing barriers to the art world, including an arts and criminal justice network, and she currently coordinates the arts and health programme for the NHS mental health service in Sussex. She founded a resource website on outsider art, and has organised several exhibitions in Brighton. Kate is currently coordinating the European Outsider Art Association Conference which is being hosted by Outside In in 2018, and is working on the artist development programme.


Outside In Volunteers

Outside In has a fantastic group of volunteers who are key to its success. Some act as Ambassadors helping us to reach new audiences. Each volunteer is given a different role depending on what they are interested in and how they want to be part of the project. Outside In are extremely grateful for the support, time and skills the volunteers donate.