13 July – 8 October 2018
Islington Museum, 245 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NB
A series of free events and workshops will be taking place throughout the exhibition run. Click here to find out more and book
DIRT – Burning Salt EP Launch
As part of the project, Hannah Hull (Burning Salt) is artist-in-residence at Islington Museum. Hull has responded to Holloway’s stories with a series of songs, which will be released as an EP entitled ‘DIRT’.
This exhibition by Islington Museum explores the history and significance of Holloway Prison, the impact of its closure, and the memories of those who lived and worked there.
Until its closure in June 2016, Holloway Prison was western Europe’s largest women’s prison, holding over 500 inmates including both adult women and young offenders. Converted to a female-only establishment in 1902, the prison has housed women from all over Britain.
The project, run by Islington Heritage, in collaboration with Holloway Prison Stories and Middlesex University, seeks to capture stories of this highly significant place meaning that, even when it has gone, the voices and echoes of Holloway Prison will remain.
Image courtesy of Echoes of Holloway Prison