Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West
Alternative Visions was a project to tour an exhibition of work made by artists facing barriers to the art world, which happened from 2016-2018
Alternative Visions was developed by Arts & Health South West, Outside In and Bristol Culture, in partnership with Falmouth Art Gallery, The Wilson in Cheltenham, Poole Museum and Bristol-based Artists First.
The project was funded through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme.
Alternative Visions aimed to:
- challenge and question perceptions of art in relation to people who are excluded from the mainstream art world, for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.
- highlight issues of diversity, interpretation and relationships between artists and curators.
- initiate discussion around what people think should be considered as art.
influence the attitudes of audiences and get more work exhibited in mainstream spaces by those facing barriers.
- create a fairer art world which rejects traditional values and institutional judgements about whose work can and should be displayed in galleries.
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