Unlocked 2 prison art exhibition

Prison art exhibition created by prisoners at HMP Leicester, HMP Stocken and other regional prisons as well as those serving community sentences

A spilt-site exhibition featuring an installation at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, individual pieces of artwork and a VR guided tour of a prison cell from HMP Leicester at Soft Touch Arts

Ever wondered what it is like to be in prison?

This exhibition will give you the chance to see and hear prison life through prisoners words and artwork. You can also visit the interaction exhibition and have a virtual reality guided visit to a HMP Leicester prison cell.

This is the second of three annual Unlocked exhibitions. Soft Touch Arts has been working with prisoners at HMP Leicester and HMP Stocken as well as those on community sentences on behalf of the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

De Montfort University and Nottingham Trent University are undertaking an associated three-year research project into the positive ways prisoners  are creative. The research is interested in how art and creativity help prisoners’ wellbeing and how they resettle back into the community.

The exhibition runs from 7th March to 29th March 2020.

It is a spilt-site exhibition at Soft Touch Arts, 50 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TF and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA.

Opening hours are the same at each venue.

Mondays-Fridays: 11am-4.30pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 11am-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered what it is like to be in a prison?

This exhibition offers a unique insight into the lives of those who are imprisoned in the UK through their own words and artwork.  You can also have a taste of their environment through an interactive installation.

This is the second of three exhibitions as part of the Unlocked programme.  Soft Touch Arts has been working on behalf of the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust with men in HMP Leicester and HMP Stocken as well as those serving community sentences to produce the work that forms this exhibition.  People from other regional prisons have also submitted individual pieces of artwork.