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Art at HMP Grendon – Ikon’s new artist in residence

Art at HMP Grendon – Ikon’s new artist in residence



Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has announced Dean Kelland as its artist in residence for the next three years at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. Kelland is Ikon’s third artist’s residency at HMP Grendon, following Edmund Clark‘s residency from 2014 to 2019. Kelland will continue to support artistic practice for the prison community alongside developing his own work. In […]

HMP Grendon and Ikon seek new artist in residence

HMP Grendon and Ikon seek new artist in residence



Ikon is inviting artists to apply for a three-year residency at HMP Grendon. It follows on from artist Edmund Clark’s residency (2014-2018), which culminated in the Ikon exhibition and publication In Place of Hate. Funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, this is an exciting opportunity for an artist to work with the therapeutic and […]

Special arts edition of Prison Service Journal

Special arts edition of Prison Service Journal



The latest issue of the HM Prison Service’s peer review journal is a special edition that focuses on The Arts in Prison. Edited by Dr Michael Fiddler and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group member Alli Black, the 239th edition of the Prison Service Journal contains 10 articles and evaluations that show “a partial snapshot […]

Art for a social purpose: Art for All

Art for a social purpose: Art for All



On a baking sunlit July Friday, 50 people met in the beautiful gardens of Watts Gallery Artists’ Village to discuss the work of museums and galleries in prisons. The talking inevitably cantered over territory that questioned how the restrained and reverential nature of many museums and galleries could be relevant to the lives of people […]