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Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich

Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich



A mural created at a local prison has been installed on Ipswich Waterfront for Art Eat Festival.

Supported by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s (NCJAA) professional mentoring scheme, the project’s producer delivered nine design workshops with residents at a local prison and the artist EVEWRIGHT to produce the finished piece.

The NCJAA afforded me invaluable support from John Speyer from Music in Detention. Through the mentoring scheme I was able to talk through every possible aspect of the project, gaining advice and a patient ear on a monthly basis in this first project for Arts La’Olam and Art Eat Festival with residents of a local prison. Thank you very much NCJAA for helping us move into this sector of community arts with relative ease through John’s expert support and guidance.
Daisy Lees, Producer

The project was funded by Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund and Ipswich Borough Council, and partnered with the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE).

The final mural is titled Stop Loan Sharks Mural and is an educational tool help warn people against borrowing money from dangerous illegal money lenders.

Phanuel Mutumburi, Director at ISCRE, said:

There is abundant evidence to show that arts participation by people with a lived experience empowers them and improves outcomes for the community and we are excited to be partners on this unique and positive project.


Image courtesy of EVEWRIGHT