The Koestler Scotland Exhibition, curated by Jenni Fagan
10 Nov – 22 Dec 2017
Upper Foyer, Tramway, Glasgow
Open Daily, 12pm – 6pm
Narrative is an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes, and community justice services across Scotland.
The display has been curated by acclaimed Scottish author and poet Jenni Fagan and features up to 180 works entered from Scotland into the 2017 Koestler Awards. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, needlecraft, nail art, printmaking, woodcraft, audio, animation and writing.
Some of the work is phenomenal, this will be a really compelling exhibition. The chance to practise art should be available to everyone in the prison system, it can be a vital part of their rehabilitation.
Jenni Fagan’s 2012 debut novel Panopticon, which is currently being turned into a feature film, is about a female young offender living in a young person’s unit. She has recently been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017.
The exhibition is part of Freedom in Expression, a festival presented by the Koestler Trust to celebrate the arts within criminal justice and secure settings.
The project is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, with additional support from the Robertson Trust.
Scottish Prison Arts Network Symposium
Friday 24 November 2017
10am – 4pm
SPAN Networking opportunity to learn about the Creative Conversations programme and engage in dialogue with other artists who are planning or delivering in arts and criminal justice sector. Tickets are free and are available to book here.
Mindful Exhibition Tour
Saturday 25 November 2017
Join Martin Stepek, one of Scotland’s foremost mindfulness teachers, author, poet, Sunday Herald mindfulness columnist and founder of Ten for Zen on his mindfulness tour around the Narrative exhibition. Martin will use his vast experience in mindfulness, and his great love of the arts, to guide you in fully experiencing the work on display.
Free, but booking is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voices from Prison
Sunday 26 November 2017
This event is being held in partnership with Vox Liminis. Based in the East End of Glasgow, Vox Liminis explore the power of the arts to make us think about the criminal justice system, and its effects on people’s lives. The event will showcase creative work (writing, music and film) by people in prison, former prisoners, families of prisoners, criminal justice staff and criminologists. Free, but booking is required: email@example.com