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.