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Raw Art Festivals (Continued)



RAF2005 -

Candid Arts Trust Gallery- London - May 2005

Following contacts with Piers Midwinter of the Raw Art web site in late 2004, I was one of the participants in RAF2005 in London in May 2005.  August 2004 had seen the birth of a brand new 'Raw Art Festival' entitled RAF2004. The brainchild of Piers Midwinter, it included works in a variety of ‘outsider’ art genres - intuitive, marginalised, self-taught, visionary art etc.  It attracted contributions from some 60 artists drawn from many countries and was acclaimed a huge success by critics and participants alike.

RAF 2005 involved some 90 artists from at least 12 different countries many of whom were physically present at the festival.   Like myself, a majority of the artists exhibiting at the festival were self-taught; others had had some form of art training, but all were artists who had found their own style and were interested in pursuing their own artistic vision, regardless of fashionable trends.

The festival proved that people of widely diverse backgrounds and cultures can come together to celebrate their common humanity through their art.

Although I was disappointed not to have been present in person, I was proud to have been part of that celebration. Links to my own contribution and to the works by other artists can be found below.


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      Candid Arts Trust Gallery - venue for RAF 2005




RAF2005 - View from the entrance





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