Studio (Free entry)
This is the third exhibition in a series celebrating the six Award Winners of Outside In: National 2012, a triennial competition for artists from the margins.
Nigel Kingsbury was presented with an Award for his piece 'Woman'; which is an example of his fascination with the female figure and form. The piece has since been purchased by Pallant House Gallery for inclusion in their permanent collection.
For almost ten years, Kingsbury has been a key member of South London based Action Space; a visual arts organisation supporting the creative and professional development of artists with learning disabilities in a professional studio environment.
Drawing virtually every day, Kingsbury has produced images of women since his twenties. When he was younger, he was inspired by the nurses during his time spent in hospital, and when home, he would source images by recording TV programmes and freeze framing selected figures to sketch.
This fascination with the female form inspires Kingsbury to create drawings with a frequently mysterious and eerie quality, although his idolisation of the figure in such a rare and carefully observed manner is far removed from contemporary issues of gender stereotyping.
Outside In was set up by Pallant House Gallery in 2006 to provide opportunities for artists with a desire to create who see themselves as facing a barrier to the art world. The project's main vehicle is a triennial open art exhibition which was first held in 2007 and featured 100 artists from across Sussex. By 2012, the project had gone national, engaging more than 1,500 artists and 13,000 audience members.