The Raw Arts Festival
What was the Raw Arts Festival?
• It was dedicated to exhibiting artworks by
non-mainstream artists e.g. Outsider, Folk,
R...
The growth of the festival...
• The first Raw Arts Festival (RAF) was held in
London in August 2004.
• This festival gaine...
The London RAF’s
• The first RAF exhibited 65
artists/organisations from 9 different
countries
• The second RAF exhibited ...
New York Arts Magazine
• I worked with the NY Arts magazine to coorganise RAF 2006 in Spain and RAF 2007 in
New York.
• By...
In total…
…I created and directed five RAF’s:
•RAF 2004 was held at the Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
•RAF 2005 was held a...
The statistics prove…
• The second RAF was ‘London's largest and
best International exhibition of self-taught
art mounted ...
Widespread international acclaim
• The RAF succeeded in gaining a vast quantity of
publicity from publications world-wide ...
The RAF provided...
• non-mainstream artists an opportunity to be
recognised as uniquely talented creative
individuals wit...
Pictures from London 04 and 05
RAF London 2004 and 2005
And an art car!
Publicity from
2004 and 05
Candid Arts Trust
• The galleries are behind Angel tube station in Central
London.
• They have a great atmosphere, excelle...
Candid Arts Trust - continued
• A massive 6,500 square feet of exhibition
space is available
• There are 20 artists studio...
2004 poster
Image for 2005
poster
Images from RAF 2006 and 2007
A You-tube video
• I have recently put online a video of the Raw
Arts Festival private view held in New York
2007 at: http...
The end

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The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008
The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008
The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008
The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008
The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008
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The Raw Arts Festival held in London in 2005 was ‘London's largest and best International exhibition of self-taught art mounted to date’. The Festival was dedicated to exhibiting artworks by non-mainstream artists e.g. Outsider, Folk, Raw or Self-taught etc.

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The Raw Arts Festivals 2004 to 2008

  1. 1. The Raw Arts Festival
  2. 2. What was the Raw Arts Festival? • It was dedicated to exhibiting artworks by non-mainstream artists e.g. Outsider, Folk, Raw or Self-taught etc. For five years, the festival exhibited a wide variety of nonmainstream art, such as works created by homeless people, adults with autism and well established Outsider/Raw artists etc.
  3. 3. The growth of the festival... • The first Raw Arts Festival (RAF) was held in London in August 2004. • This festival gained a lot of publicity and support. • This made the second festival easier to book.
  4. 4. The London RAF’s • The first RAF exhibited 65 artists/organisations from 9 different countries • The second RAF exhibited 95 artists/organisations from 12 different countries • Both floors of the massive Candid Arts Trust space were completely full. • The private views for both events were extremely well attended
  5. 5. New York Arts Magazine • I worked with the NY Arts magazine to coorganise RAF 2006 in Spain and RAF 2007 in New York. • By this time, the festival had received publicity worldwide…
  6. 6. In total… …I created and directed five RAF’s: •RAF 2004 was held at the Candid Arts Trust, London, UK •RAF 2005 was held at the Candid Arts Trust, London, UK •RAF 2006 was held at Color Elefante, Valencia, Spain •RAF 2007 was held at the Carrozzini von Buhler Gallery, New York, USA •RAF 2008 was held at the Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  7. 7. The statistics prove… • The second RAF was ‘London's largest and best International exhibition of self-taught art mounted to date’. • This was widely quoted in the press. • The RAF is one of the only non-mainstream festivals to be truly international • I am not aware of any other non-mainstream festival that has had the same impact.
  8. 8. Widespread international acclaim • The RAF succeeded in gaining a vast quantity of publicity from publications world-wide including: – – – – – – – – Art Fairs International The Independent Los Angeles Times Metro Raw Vision The Times Yahoo news And many others...
  9. 9. The RAF provided... • non-mainstream artists an opportunity to be recognised as uniquely talented creative individuals with an extraordinary gift • a safe haven for vulnerable people to be themselves & meet others with similar values • opportunities for artists and organisations to do some interesting outreach work etc • artists opportunities for recognition
  10. 10. Pictures from London 04 and 05
  11. 11. RAF London 2004 and 2005
  12. 12. And an art car!
  13. 13. Publicity from 2004 and 05
  14. 14. Candid Arts Trust • The galleries are behind Angel tube station in Central London. • They have a great atmosphere, excellent location and easy access. • Nearby market, galleries on street etc provide excellent opportunities/publicity etc
  15. 15. Candid Arts Trust - continued • A massive 6,500 square feet of exhibition space is available • There are 20 artists studios in the building • Banqueting facilities, conference and screening rooms and rehearsal spaces • Relaxed cafe next door • Access to Candid’s mailing list etc
  16. 16. 2004 poster
  17. 17. Image for 2005 poster
  18. 18. Images from RAF 2006 and 2007
  19. 19. A You-tube video • I have recently put online a video of the Raw Arts Festival private view held in New York 2007 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0WifbkZpJn4 • This video was taken by SeniorPinky
  20. 20. The end www.dragon-class.com
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