I’m Still Here is the 11th exhibition produced by Koestler Trust in partnership with Southbank Centre. It follows the success of last year’s exhibition Inside, which was curated by Antony Gormley. This year, the diverse range of art, writing and music has been selected by the families of prisoners inside, giving a unique and very personal edge to the show that explores what it is like to have a loved one in prison.
Details of works to be included in I’m Still Here will be released at a later date.
Opening Festival with The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
18 September, from 2pm
Royal Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom, Level 2
Free, no booking necessary More information here
Voices from Prison
24 October, 7pm
An evening of spoken word and poetry
Pop-Up Koestler Art Shop
In the exhibition space daily
Led by ex-prisoner hosts
Monday to Thursday 6pm
Friday to Sunday 1.30pm and 6pm
Free, no booking required
The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. Each year it encourages over 3,500 people within the criminal justice system to express themselves creatively and learn new skills by entering work to their annual Koestler Awards.
Image: Lucy, HM Young Offenders Institution Cookham Wood, acrylic on canvas 2018. Courtesy of Koestler Trust