C.A.Halpin, AKA The Outside World, has lived and worked as an artist, curator and gallery director in Hackney east London since 1994. She works across a broad spectrum of media from drawing, writing, painting, illustration, performance and sculpture.  She works on large scale friezes that consist of many smaller elements that form the whole,

The Outside World is the gallery that she established in Shoreditch in 1996, where she collaborated with established, emerging and Outsider Artists.  The Outside World AllStars is the group name for her collaborative work, with an ever changing line up of artists, musicians and dancers.

Selected Exhibitions


It’s A Hard World For Little Things, Children Carrying Heavy Objects, Herrick Gallery, London. 2017

The Hands of Dead Celebrities: Class of 2016, The Bargehouse, London. 2017

It’s A Hard World For Little Things, Children Carrying Heavy Objects, V&A Museum of Childhood, London. 2015

The Invisible Woman meets… Hantverk & Found, Margate 2015

Black Eyed Susan, Arts Club East, London. 2015

Jog On, Headway East, London, 2014

2013 Black Eyed Susan, Art@ 42, London, 2013

CAN TS PELLE, A Brookes Art, London 2012


Xmas Art Market, Vout O-Reenees, London 2019

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Margate 2019

The Invisible Woman meets…Mary, Swalevale Triviale, Kent, 2019

A Hare in the Gate, The Stash Gallery, London, 2018

The PencilVainia Project, Herrick gallery London, 2018

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Folkestone 2017

Finding 50 Fridas East End Prints London 2016

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Hastings, 2016

The Outside World AllStars at Red Gallery 2015

UpstArt, UpstART Art, London 201