UNLOCKED: Prison Art from HMP Leicester and beyond
14th September to 12th October
Leicester Museum and Soft Touch Arts
This exhibition is a collection of works created by men serving sentences at HMP Leicester, HMP Stocken, and the now-closed HMP Glen Parva, as well as those who have completed their sentences and returned to their communities. Over a period of several months, arts workers Kieran Walsh and Lewis Buttery from Soft Touch Arts have worked with groups of prisoners to facilitate various arts projects with a view to exhibiting their work to the general public. Participants worked on a broad range of themes and in different media, while creating artworks that draw attention away from the usual visual surroundings of the prison environment and create a more peaceful and inspirational mood. The results are on display at Leicester Museum and at Soft Touch Arts. NB Audience feedback is a very important part of this exhibition so please feel free to leave your comments!