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 the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam 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 StudiosCurrently 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 LeaseThe 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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Black & White 22 June – 24 September 2017
This summer, the
Outsider Art Gallery exhibits black and white art works from the Netherlands
Although outsider art is often associated with colourful images, some outsider artists prefer to express themselves only in black and white. They use pencil, ink, crayon, charcoal, paint, fine liner, felt tip and biro to tell their stories through lines, shapes, stripes and dots. They work in remarkable ways with their chosen media requiring precision, patience and sensitivity. By endlessly repeating lines or creating very detailed notes, fascinating structures, rhythms and surprising perspectives appear. Surfaces become waving landscapes and emptiness creates the sky. By focusing totally on drawing and painting in black and white, less becomes more, and beautiful abstract patterns come to life.
International artists25 artists from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Denmark, England and Ireland participate in this exhibition. Most of them work in supported studios but there are also some independent artists.
A life in drawings
3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018
We get so close to the most intimate emotions of faith, fear and
relationships from Marianne Schipaanboord (Apeldoorn, 1965) that one sometimes
feels like a voyeur when watching her drawings. But she shows also a humorous
and light hearted side in her work. From childhood on this autodidact visual
artist produces a continuous flow of drawings. She is spastic, can’t hear and
can’t speak. But her artistic talent offers her an extraordinary way to
communicate with the world outside and at the same time she creates remarkable