Mike Inglis

Website: http://www.michaelinglis.co.uk

Email: factflood@hotmail.co.uk

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treechurch installation - recycled material / mixed media - 8m x 8m x 2.5m

treechurch interior | decay shrine - recycled material / spraypaint / gold leaf - 2m x 4m

beehive shrine - found materials installation / spray paint / gold leaf

further | shelter - found materials installation

clootie well [detail] - found material / perspex /spraypaint

shack | basic needs - found materials installation


Statement

Mike Inglis practice explores the creative possibilities that exist between public art and outsider art. He enjoys making publically sited work that explores transitional spaces that “outsider art” often inhabits as well as bleeding these practices into work for more traditional gallery spaces. He is particularly interested in found materials and adhocist approaches to construction. The focus of his research engages in a direct dialogue with outsiders or isolated communities, their dogmas or doctrines becoming the core of shared dialogues. He is interested in exploring ideas that surround superstitions and belief systems in a wide variety of outputs from installations and films to drawing and printmaking. Mike is currently carrying out a project which examines, maps and explores outsider art culture and adhocist practices here in Scotland as well as establishing links with northern European outsider organisations and artists. Mike is currently developing a new body of work which will be shown at in Finland as part of ITE ART Jubileum exhibition tour which takes place next year: Kokkola museum spring 2020, Oulu Art Museum May-September, Hämeenlinna Art Museum October 2020 - January 2021.

Mike was recently lead artist on resonate | disseminate a two year arts strategy project run by Grampian Hospital Arts Trust exploring the question : How can we create a programme of arts delivery in community healthcare facilities which challenges the perceived model of an arts organisation within hospital accommodation? more information on this project can be found here https://resonateartists.wordpress.com

Mike also teaches visual communication at Edinburgh College of Art within the school of design where he pursue’s research based around his art practice and his interests in outsider art.

Biography

Mike Inglis graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2000 and has balanced his own arts practice with a teaching position in the art school system. He currently teaches visual communication
 at Edinburgh College of Art within the School of Design where he also pursues research based around his art practices and in particular his interest in outsider art.
He is a member of the European Outsider Art Association and also curates and organises symposiums, workshops and exhibitions of outsider art.

CV

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