Fresh from the studios
A selection of the most beautiful drawings, paintings and freshly fired raku ceramics.
Every Wednesday morning, under the inspiring guidance of a volunteer and an art facilitator, artists from Outsider Art Ateliers explore the boundaries of painting and drawing. Splashes, smudges, ink, pencil, pastel, paint and much more. Everything you can think of has been tried. Sometimes inspired by a museum visit, but the own imagination is also put to the test. A true Valhalla for art lovers.
Every year the ceramics studio of Bijzonder Amsterdams goes on a raku firing week. This is a true experience, fiery red and boiling hot, the ceramic pieces are removed from open fires or primitive ovens and then cooled in the air, after which they are placed in a container with sawdust. Due to the sudden drop in temperature, the glaze cracks and the burnt sawdust gives the typical black-rimmed cracks. Sculptures of Dutch cattle, quirky creatures and much more can be enjoyed in this exhibition!
- Location: Outsider Art Gallery
- Times: Wednesday - Saturday 12 -5 PM
- Now on view until saturday 25 November 2023
Outsider Art Gallery
In the Outsider Art Gallery changing exhibitions of well-known and less known outsiders from the Netherlands and abroad take place. You will find paintings, drawings, prints, ceramic statues, sculpture, collages, photos and textile art. All works are for sale, the entrance to the gallery is free.
The Outsider Art Gallery is founded in 2016 by Cordaan care organisation in cooperation with H'ART Museum and Museum het Dolhuys Haarlem.
The art in the Outsider Art Gallery is often unconventional. Most the artists have an intellectual or mental disability. They are not concerned with commercial targets and their works do not reflect current trends in art. The art comes bubbling up from within – it is in their minds and just needs to come out. Their work is fascinating, versatile and very pure. The Outsider Art Gallery offers a fully-fledged art platform for these colourful artists, not inside the walls of a care organisation, but rather in an inspiring museum environment.
Outsider Art Studios
Currently a group of 15 artists is at work in the Outsider Art Studios, located above the gallery. They are accompanied by professional artists and pedagogical employees and work on their own art: painting, drawing, print making and digital media. In the studios companies or groups of individuals can also attend art workshops led by an outsider artist.
Outsider Art Lease
The Outsider Art Lease Programme allows you to borrow outsider art works. For more information about workshops, guided tours and/or art lease please look at: www.outsiderartgalerie.nl. Entrance is free.
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