GAIA Museum Outsider Art exhibitions are created on the edge of or outside the traditional range of art. Its works are in a category of their own, in that they do not represent a given style or school, but a multitude of different forms of expression. GAIA Museum has regularly renewed exhibitions of outsider art, including a unique international collection of outsider art, along with works from its own collection. The museum is run in collaboration between persons with special needs and ordinaryly employed staff.
The museum's environment and surroundings create an atmosphere which inspires new thoughts and perspectives and in this way, the museum represents a unique and alternative framework for meetings, conferences and workshops. Additionally it is possible to park right outside the door. At GAIA Museum, you can also find the lunch café, Café GAIA Papaya, a museum shop and a framing shop.
“Outsider art is the product of an authentic impulse to create and is free from conscious artifice. It has nothing to do with academic standards but everything to do with passion and caprice”
Roger Cardinal, 1979
The Molecule Candlestick
Gaia contacted the designer Mitten Ferrar to find out if it was possible to produce something which fitted the Design Workshop at GAIA, and at the same time would reflect the soul of the museum. Mitted Ferrar presented the sketch for the Molecule Candlestick, and it was immediately set into production. The Molecule Candlestick reflects the soul of the museum with its richness in colour and with its many small buds, which represent the many projects of the museum.
Maximum theatre seating (80)
Number of rooms for group activities (2)
Maximum classroom seating (60)
The purpose of the school service is to provide an oppportunity for children and young people to experience a different type of museum. At the same time, they will gain insight into a workplace which employes people with special needs. Please contact us if you are interested in visiting GAIA Museum with your school.