The art awards scheme for offenders, secure patients and detainees

We’re the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. We’ve been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years.

Our awards receive over 8,000 entries a year – inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work for achievement and transform their lives. Our national exhibition attracts 20,000 visitors – showing the public the talent and potential of offenders and people in secure settings.

We have no endowment or capital – our work depends entirely on donations.

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Liberty Choir, performing at RE:FORM exhibition opening, 2015

Exhibition Launch

20 Sept, 2pm 
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Free

Celebrate the opening of Inside, an exhibition of artworks produced in the UK’s criminal justice system, curated by Antony Gormley. 

Speeches, performances, guided tours and a pop-up art shop mark the opening of this year’s show.

Event programme

2pm Official opening by Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall)
3pm-4.30pm Visit the Koestler Trust Pop-Up Art Shop for a chance to buy original Koestler artworks and merchandise (Level 1, Royal Festival Hall)
3pm & 3.30pm Meet at the Inside exhibition entrance for tours led by ex-prisoner exhibition hosts (Level 1, Royal Festival Hall)

Please note, the exhibition closes to the public at 4.30pm on 20 Sep