A remarkable and celebratory new exhibition providing a unique insight into a previously undiscovered group of artists and what motivates them to create art.
An open call across the South West of England invited artists who identify as facing a barrier to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation to submit work for the exhibition. More than 300 submissions were received and a team of selectors chose 20 artworks for their visual interest and emotional impact.
The exhibition will feature painted, drawn, printed and sculpted works. They are diverse in content, style and approach; Peter Matthews dons a wet suit and paints in isolation as he floats in the tide off the Cornish coast; Jeremy James Lovelady finds discarded objects on the streets of Penzance, which he includes in his textural paintings.
Alternative Visions is developed in partnership with Outside In and Arts & Health South West. Funded by Arts Council Strategic Touring programme.