Inside Out Artist Run Initiative exhibits at Maitland librarieInside Out Group Artist Studio Visit Photograph by Justine Cogans

Inside Out is a group of artists based in Maitland and surrounds who came together seeking inclusive mentoring and professional development opportunities. Octapod as Organisational Mentor supported two local artists Denise Duffy and Riona Tindal, in leadership roles to facilitate the group to develop skills, confidence and networks in the community.

Through a partnership with Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Maitland Library, Inside Out participants developed new connections, skills and creative projects which continue to contribute to the cultural and economic fabric of the region.

Artists Karen Carrejo, Sisu-Susi (Sue Darby and Sinead Darby), Helen Hopcroft, Lynn Reeves, Deborah Van Heekeren, Alex Rennie, Lauren Sargent and Billie Mosman will exhibit in a series of solo exhibitions called Outside In at Rutherford and East Maitland Libraries Sat 4 November – Sat 16 December 2017.


Outside In Exhibition dates:

Sat 4 Nov – Fri 17 Nov     

Rutherford Library            Karen Carrejo

East Maitland  Library      Sisu-Susi (Sue Darby & Sinead Darby)


Sat 18 Nov – Fri 1 Dec   

Rutherford Library             Helen Hopcroft

                                          Lynn Reeves

East Maitland Library        Deborah Van Heekeren


Sat 2 Dec – Sat 16 Dec    

Rutherford Library            Alex Rennie

East Maitland Library       Lauren  Sargent

                                         Billie Mosman


For Library Opening Hours and to Meet the Artists visit:

Inside Out is an arts development initiative of Octapod supporting local emerging and mid career artists. The program is supported by Ability Links NSW, Accessible Arts, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland City Council and Maitland Library.