Insider Art: Then and Now
06 June - 30 August 2015
|Untitiled, painted at Wooroloo Prison Farm, 2015. Acrylic on canvas
||Landscape by Reggie Moolarvie, c1980s. Acrylic on masonite board|
This exhibition will showcase artworks by contemporary Western Australian prisoners as well as artworks made at Fremantle Prison during the operational years of the Prison. The works on display are diverse in style and media, with a strong representation of Aboriginal Art. The contemporary works are sourced from both metropolitan and regional prisons.
Art was part of Fremantle Prison experience since the convict era. A number of murals, some dating back to the 1860s, as well as a rich art collection, are evidence of a long spanning and wide reaching art practice within the prison walls. Some of these historical works are on display in Insider Art: Then and Now, showing a continuity with the contemporary works produced in the Western Australian prison system.
Insider Art is a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of Finance (Fremantle Prison). Contemporary works will be available for purchase.
The exhibition will feature in the main gallery and access is free.