Free: Art by Offenders, Secure Patients and Detainees

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Hayward Gallery
Free: Art by Offenders, Secure Patients and Detainees
Curated by: Sarah Lucas

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
September 20th, 2012 - November 25th, 2012
Opening: September 20th, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

london bridge, southbank
44 20 7960 5226
Closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance.


British artist Sarah Lucas brings a new perspective to the UK's annual showcase of visual arts, film, music and writing by prisoners and others in secure settings. 

Presented in a partnership with the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre, Lucas has selected pieces from thousands of submissions from across the UK's criminal justice system. The artwork can be challenging, heartbreaking, uplifting and provocative, but always inspires in its outpouring of creativity.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Koestler Trust. Leading the exhibition tours and helping at events are ex-offender interns, all of whom are aged older than the Trust. Specially recruited by the Koestler Trust and trained in collaboration with Southbank Centre, these exhibition assistants challenge the assumption that internships are for youngsters, and help give a voice to prisoners aged over 50.

See website for details of our talks programme connected to the exhibition.