The Tetley

Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection: Tour & Talk

Wednesday 6 December 6pm

Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection: Tour & Talk

Victor Musgrave and Monika Kinley began collecting ‘Outsider Art’ in 1981. Musgrave and Kinley chose to collect artwork that they felt was genuinely original, intuitive and made by artists outside the mainstream system of art education and galleries, including artists with mental and physical disabilities. They collected work by celebrated artists, such as Henry Darger and Adolf Wölfli, and also sought out new artists to bring to international attention. The collection comprises of over 800 works, including sculpture, painting and drawing by artists from across the world. Intended as a public collection from the beginning, the collection was donated in its entirety to the Whitworth, The University of Manchester in 2010.

As part of The Tetley’s latest exhibition, ‘Your Consequences Have Actions’, six female artists from the collection are displayed alongside Saelia Aparicio’s work. Join Holly Grange, curator of the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Collection, as she leads a tour of the works included in the exhibition, followed by a talk introducing the wider collection.