Insider Art provides an insight into life on the inside, through the art created in Western Australia’s prisons
3 Dec 2016 – 26 Feb 2017
The Insider Art series of exhibitions showcase the creative achievements of Western Australian prisoners from across the State.
The quarterly exhibitions of prisoner art held in the old ‘Print Shop’ at Fremantle Prison are diverse in style, with a strong representation of Aboriginal painting and art objects.
Participating in the creative process offers prisoners more than simply education and recreation. For many prisoners it becomes a connection with family, culture and country.
The production of artwork can also be an important component in prisoner rehabilitation, enabling prisoners to reframe their identities in positive ways through creativity and personal development.
Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works are available for purchase.
Insider Art is a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services, the State Heritage Office and Fremantle Prison.
Watch this space for more information about Insider Art: Autumn 2017