Ron's Place

Ron's Place

Creating a legacy around Ron Gittins' unique 'Outsider Art' environment.

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About Ron's Place

Welcome to Ron’s Place

In Birkenhead, across the river Mersey from Liverpool, stands a house with an interior like no other. Welcome to Ron’s Place, home of the late Ron Gittins. A complex and colourful character, to say the least, Ron’s obsession with ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and all things romantic led him to transform his rented flat into his very own highly ornate classical ‘villa’. Many people were intrigued by the extraordinary totemic sculpture at the entrance but very few knew of the astonishing fantasy world that lay within.

We have secured the flat for now and assembled an advisory board including high-level representatives from the Merseyside Gallery and Higher Education sectors. Together we have come up with a vision of what we would like to see happen with support from our Patrons. Our plan is to:

Conserve and preserve the unique creative legacy of Birkenhead born Ron Gittins (1939 – 2019) by acknowledging his outstanding contribution to ‘Outsider Art’ and recognising Ron’s Place as an internationally important visionary art environment.

Document, archive and interpret all artwork, written material, and ephemera in Ron’s Place and elsewhere to create a lasting record of Ron’s life and work.

Ensure Ron’s artwork is accessible to a diverse audience, both online and through carefully managed in-person visits appropriate to the residential setting.

Make a positive contribution to the local neighbourhood and cultural network by forging links with community groups and cultural organisations, supporting social cohesion, celebrating sense of place and local and regional identity.

Use Ron’s Place to celebrate the creativity within all of us as a powerful source of healing, inspiration, and well-being, via a programme of public engagement and creative encouragement, including art projects in all mediums.

Use Ron’s Place as a springboard to generate new work by amateur and professional contemporary artists, writers, performers and musicians from diverse backgrounds, including those who work in non-traditional and neurodivergent ways.

So please support us on our journey. Donate what you can and join our happy band of 'Ronettes'!

If you would like to make a one-off donation you will find the link on our website. Thank you!

https://ronsplace.co.uk/support-us/

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