Naïve art, also known as art brut, outsider art, or unprofessional art, is exactly as it sounds: it's art predominantly made at the hands of an artist who lacks the training and formal education that a professional artist typically undergoes. Its innocence (or, perhaps better yet, its naïveté) is exactly what makes it an ideal space to even the platform among artists and art lovers, stir discussion, and open up the world of art to those who are less experienced or knowledgeable in a practice that is often felt as out of reach in many ways. Expect a venue filled with paintings, ceramics, and sculptures created by artists from across the world, alongside event showcases, art workshops for kids, concerts, and even an accompanying film festival. This year's festival will have a special focus on Australia and its melting pot of culture.
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