European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018

'The Artist's Voice'

4th – 6th May

From 4th – 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association (EOA) Conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (UK). The conference is aimed at artists, curators and collectors as well as representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and studio groups. 

The 2018 conference focuses on ‘the Artist’s Voice,’ celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice in the field through a series of presentations, key note speeches and workshops delivered by artists, practitioners and academics.The keynote speech to open the conference on the Friday evening will be given by multi-disciplinary artist Bobby Baker, who created the touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997 – 2008, and was commissioned as part of the London 2012 Unlimited project for the Cultural Olympiad. 

In the run up to the conference (2nd-3rd May), a VIP programme of activities has been scheduled that will include trips to artists' studios and relevant art galleries in the area.

Tickets will go on sale to EOA members on 6 January and to non-members on 1 February 2018. Tickets will cost £120 for non-members and £70 for members. You will be able to add on the VIP programme for another £70 and a dinner after the keynote speech opening the conference on the Friday for £25.

There will also be the option to purchase a ticket for just the keynote speech by Bobby Baker for £15. A full programme of speeches, presentations and workshops will be available in January 2018. 

For more information about the EOA and becoming a member, see their website.