An Other Academy: Creative Workshops for Artists with Intellectual Disabilities

By Colin Rhodes.

Published by The Arts Collection

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What if you are committed to the vocation of artist, but can’t easily engage, or engage at all, in that system of discourse in normative ways? This paper considers the rise and global spread of studio workshops for artists with intellectual disabilities, and their connections to mainstream artworld structures and the field of Outsider Art.

Keywords: Art, Outsider, Art Brut, Disability

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.129-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 533.433KB).

Prof. Colin Rhodes

Professor, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Colin Rhodes is Professor of Art History and Theory and Dean of Sydney College of the Arts, the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Sydney. He has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art. His books include Primitivism and Modern Art (1994) and Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000).


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