European Outsider Art Association (EOA) conference

May 4-6, 2018
Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant Chichester PO19 1TJ United Kingdom (map)
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From 4th – 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association (EOA) conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. This year’s 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 and practitioners.



The keynote speech to open the conference will be delivered by multi-disciplinary British artist Bobby Baker, and panel discussions during the conference will focus on ‘supporting the artist’s voice’ and ‘exhibiting the artist’s voice.’ Presenters at the conference include the Living Museum (the Netherlands), Out By Art (Sweden), Venture Arts (UK), Joy of Sound (UK) and Look Kloser (UK). Panellists will include Garvald Artists (Scotland), Headway East London (UK), Arts Project Australia (Australia), Blue Circus (Finland), Creahm/MadMusee (Belgium), and Creative Minds (UK). In addition to all of this, there are dedicated slots for artist presentations that will be happening throughout the conference.

There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the work of Outside In through presentations from director Marc Steene, and by taking part in creative workshops and tours led by Outside In artists. The conference will run alongside a new exhibition of work by renowned outsider artist Scottie Wilson at Pallant House Gallery, which in turn will be accompanied by a special commissioned work by an Outside In artist in response to Wilson’s practice.

The VIP Programme

In the run up to the conference (2nd and 3rd May), you can join a VIP programme of activities that will include trips to Bethlem Museum of the Mind, ActionSpace, an opening of an Outside In exhibition at Long and Ryle Gallery, an outsider environment in Brighton, and a tour of a renowned collection of modern British and outsider art.

The 2018 conference is aimed at artists, curators and collectors as well as representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and studio groups. A full programme of presentations and workshops is available to download here.

For more information about the EOA, see their website.

Ticket Options

  • Conference tickets cover entrance to the conference and Pallant House Gallery from Friday 4th May - Sunday 6th May 2018.
  • Add a dinner ticket if you would like to join us for dinner at Pallant Restaurant on the evening of Friday 4th May 2018.
  • Add a VIP programme ticket if you would like to join us on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd May 2018, when we will visit artist studios and galleries in nearby London and Brighton.
  • Choose a keynote speech ticket if you would simply like to attend the key note speech, which will be given by Bobby Baker on the evening of Friday 4th May 2018.

To purchase tickets, visit the EOA Conference eventbrite here:


If you have questions about the ticket types, please email


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