The exhibition, run by Outside In, an award-winning national charity which provides a platform for artists facing barriers to the art world, takes place at Piano Nobile Gallery, at London’s Kings Place. The organisation’s last major exhibition was at Sotheby’s in 2018.
Judges Grayson Perry, Cathie Pilkington and gallery director Robert Travers will announce three prizes from the selected artworks at a special event on November 8, 2019. Outside In are pleased to reveal that a first prize will be a solo exhibition in 2020 at Phoenix Art Space, one of Brighton’s major arts institutions, whilst a second and third prize of art material funds will also be awarded.
A call out this summer asked for artists to respond to the theme. Works could be in any form or materials and the artists could explore ‘Environments’ via their own perspectives on space, place and location. Inspiration could come from artists’ immediate environment; such as the city or the countryside, the impact of climate change locally or globally, or ideas about what future environments might look like, or how they might be experienced.
Works chosen range from digital print, photography, embroidery, assemblage and clay sculpture to works created with pen, pencil, chalk, oil paint, watercolour and charcoal. They include views of the countryside and inner city landscape, from New York City to the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast. Also chosen are perspectives on daily life, from dancing in a party to taking the Tube, plus a wide range of abstract impressions and imagery inspired by nature and popular culture; cats, monkeys and The Beatles.