The Koestler Exhibition for the North West
30 March – 27 May
Safety Net of Sky is an exhibition of artwork and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes and by people on probation in the North West of England. This inspiring collection of painting, drawing, sculpture and creative writing has been selected from entries to the 2011 Koestler Awards – a charitable scheme which has been rewarding artistic achievement in the penal and secure sectors for 50 years.
The exhibition has been curated by young people from Liverpool Youth Offending Service, with training and guidance from professional curators.
17-year-old Sean, one of the curators, said:
“I started voluntarily and I’ve just stuck to it. It feels good because I have never really been listened to in the past but they have listened to our choices and what we like about the pictures and collages and stuff.”
Take a look at their website for further information: http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/pages/nw2012/exhibitionnw12.html
Image is Bird Lady from HMP Styal