The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker
Royal Festival Hall
Until Sun Dec 1 2013
The Dancers, HMP Brixton
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Sep 9 2013
A display of images, objects, sounds and films created by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. This exhibtion is held every year by the Koestler Trust, a charity that helps people in the criminal justice system express themselves artistically.
This year all the pieces – picked by Marcury-winning rapper Speech Debelle – will be installed in a bunker on the Spirit Level of the Royal Festival Hall and, for the first time, ex-offenders will be invigilating throughout the 10-week run. There will also be a series of talks and performances to accompany the exhibition, includng an evening with curator Speech Debelle (Oct 7, 6.30pm; £8), an exploration of the importance of arts in secure mental health settings (Oct 15, 6.30pm; free but booking required), and 'Wiritng from Prison', a showcase of writing by offenders (Nov 6, 7.45pm; £8). Visit koestlertrust.org.uk for further info.