mosaic of artists' work Sam Sampson Harry Fenech Thomas Herold Noorghana Malik Viktor Ucionov Joseph Kitson Martin X Geoff Mack Pat Sayers Franco Di Cesare Michael Davies George Westren Milli MIlls The Other Side Gallery

Otherside Gallery artwork

The Other Side Gallery

contributed to the growing movement of Contemporary Outsider Art from it's opening in 2004.

In 2014 after a trailblazing and excellent run of success the artist members and Board took the tough decision to close the gallery down. Over the years having been successful in securing funding within more challenging times of recession and cuts we had found it harder and harder to sustain access to funding. 

We celebrated the sheer power and uniqueness of artists' work and the way it challenges negative public misperceptions and stereotypes.

We facilitated social change by creating opportunities for access and inclusion in the arts.

The Gallery was managed by representatives from it's artist membership: people who have experienced some form of social disadvantage in one way or other, whether through mental or physical health needs, learning difficulties, homelessness or substance mis-use.

We want to thank every artist member who shared their work, time and talents with us between 2004 - 2014.

The Gallery's members were drawn from a number of associated organisations across the UK such;

  • The Creativity Centre
  • Studio Upstairs
  • Creative Futures and Impact Art Fair
  • Studio Upstairs
  • Action Space
  • Core Arts
  • Capital A
  • St. Mungos
  • Skylight @ Crisis
  • Creative Islington
  • Islington Exhibits
  • Peter Bedford

For more details of partners who supported the wealth and scope of our artist's work in our ten successful years click

Latest News

Gallery closure after 10 successful years

The Otherside Gallery is now closed. After much deliberation and consultation with artist members, Trustees and partner organisations the artist member group and Board decided at the AGM in May 2014 to work towards the closure of the gallery. Access to relevant and sustainable funding was the major issue. The remaining assets of the charity will be donated to The Creativity centre to further enable artists to make new work and exhibit their work.

Artists and interested individuals and groups who want to find out more about our Gallery over the years can visit

Other supportive organisations for marginalised artists can be found via

TEN - An exhibition celebrating 10 years of The Otherside Gallery

The Otherside Gallery was proud to celebrate it's 10th anniversary. We opened in 2004 as one of the first online galleries to champion contemporary outsider artists from across London and the UK. The show hosted 18 artists work in a range of mediums, with a collage of different posters, flyers and news stories charting the success of the gallery of the years.

Exhibition dates:            3rd - 23rd May 2014             For more information

The Georgie Project

It aims to raise money for The Other Side Gallery and raise awareness of the positive impact that the arts can have on people with mental and physical disabilities. Visit the blog at:


The Georgie Project


Market Research Report

for the Other Side Gallery by Lillian Ashford

Report - Outsider Art in UK

Report - Appendices 1


Annual Review 2010-2011

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