Artists in Prison

29 May 2014 / 18:00 - 20:00

A peer to peer, artist led discussion on the ethical and practical implications of artists working in prisons led by Carolyn Curtis Magri, David Hancock and Lynn Pilling.

Carolyn Curtis Magri has an M.Phil in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University and has taught art and design in prisons, in London and The North West. She is artist-in-residence with The Mustard Tree and Ex Cell Solutions and is currently working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council on The Connected Communities programme, to generate further projects for the ex-offenders she has been mentoring over the past year.

David Hancock is currently undertaking a PhD at University of Salford and has exhibited internationally in Europe, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He has had solo exhibitions at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Touchstones, Rochdale and Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe and has delivered workshops at Victoria & Albert Museum, Gallery Oldham, Styal Women’s Prison, Manchester and Thorn Cross Young Offenders Prison, Warrington.

Lynn Pilling is an Artist, with the art group Tea and an Art Therapist, known as Lynn Aulich working with young people in secure units and prisons for Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust.