Insider Art: Winter 2016
04 June – 28 August 2016
Acrylic on canvas
Insider Art: Winter 2016 will 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 will be free, and many of the works will be available for purchase.
Insider Art is a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of the State Heritage Office (Fremantle Prison).