Insider Art provides an insight into life on the inside, through the art created in Western Australia’s prisons
4 March – 28 May
Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.
A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery).
These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas. Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.
Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation. The production of artworks can be an important component in their rehabilitation as it allows them space for creativity and personal development. This can help prisoners to reframe their identity in positive ways. For many, it becomes a connection to family, culture and country.
Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works are available for purchase.
Watch this space for more information about Insider Art: Winter 2017