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Porcelain With Original Drawings © Gallery One and a Half
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Wormwood, 2011 C-print From 5"x4" Negative 105cm X 84cm © Hugh Elphick
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The Four, 2002 C-print From Fuji Film 11"x14" © Sye Williams
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Madrid VI, 2002 Archival Inkjet From Scanned Negative 100cm X 100cm © Gunnar Knechtel
Behind Bars
Curated by: Rhiannon Adam

1 1/2 Ardleigh Road
London N1 4HS
United Kingdom
September 17th, 2011 - October 21st, 2011
Opening: September 22nd, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.one-and-a-half.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hackney
EMAIL:  
gallery@one-and-a-half.com
PHONE:  
020 7923 1430
OPEN HOURS:  
Opening times: 10am - 5pm, Mon - Fri 11am - 4pm, Sat & Sun
TAGS:  
ceramic photography conceptual drawing, modern, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION
AN EXHIBITION OF RESPONSES TO INCARCERATION, IN TWO PARTS
PART 1: John Dawson & Hilary Beauchamp

In this collaborative exhibition, John Dawson's finely-thrown porcelain forms are decorated with paintings and drawings from a book by Hilary Beauchamp, MBE. The pieces draw from both Dawson and Beauchamp's first hand experiences whilst teaching at Holloway Women's Prison, London.  The work allows a unique insight into the inmates' activities and bridges the gap between craftsmanship and fine art.

Each object makes a powerful, dark, yet sometimes humorous statement about the realities of life inside the infamous women's prison. It also provides a rare opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the goings on inside this covert female institution.

The powerful dichotomy between the delicate ceramics and the unashamedly brash and shocking drawings provides an interesting and arresting contrast.

The show will include ceramics in varying sizes, alongside a selection of Beauchamp's original works on paper.

In this collaborative exhibition, John Dawson's finely-thrown porcelain forms are decorated with paintings and drawings from a book by Hilary Beauchamp. The pieces draw from both Dawson and Beauchamp's first hand experiences whilst teaching at Holloway Women's Prison, London.  The work allows a unique insight into the inmates' activities and bridges the gap between craftsmanship and fine art.

Each object makes a powerful, dark, yet sometimes humorous statement about the realities of life inside the infamous women's prison. It also provides a rare opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the goings on inside this covert female institution.

The powerful dichotomy between the delicate ceramics and the unashamedly brash and shocking drawings provides an interesting and arresting contrast.

The show will include ceramics in varying sizes, alongside a selection of Beauchamp's original works on paper.

PART 2: Sye Williams, Gunnar Knechtel, Hugh Elphick

Three photographers, all shooting on film, come together to offer a unique glimpse into the coveted world behind prison walls.

Knechtel's images, taken within one of Spain's most forward thinking prisons, Madrid VI, allow us a rare view of the living spaces within a family unit, revealing Spain’s progressive ideology.

American photographer, Sye Williams, explores California's Valley State prison for women in Chowchilla, through a series of details and portraits.

Meanwhile, newcomer Hugh Elphick traces the boundaries of London's Victorian prisons and the spaces they inhabit within our communities.

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The show is part of the london Design Festival 2011, and has been selected as part of the Icon Design Trail.