24 May – 2 June 2019
11am – 5pm (Mon – Sun)
The Crypt Gallery, London
‘A History of Women’s Prisons: an artwork exhibition’ is a collaborative project between academic Dr Susy Menis, Birkbeck School of Law, and artists Noriko Hisazumi and Fabiana Vigna. The artwork in the exhibition draws upon historical criminological research on the theme of the reform of the prisoner during nineteenth-century England and focuses on the emotional tension between the penal aim of reformation and the effects it may have had on the prisoner.
Image courtesy of Noriko Hisazumi