One Year: Transcending Prison Walls | Exhibition by Anna Goodchild
July 1 @ 6:00 pm - July 12 @ 3:00 pmFree
~* Preview evening: 6-8pm on Monday 1st July *~
~* Meet the Artist: 11am-1pm Saturday 6th July *~
For her final photography degree project, Anna Goodchild was inspired by a series of letters from a 50- year-old friend and local preacher who was incarcerated for a crime he had committed in his mid-teens.
These letters, written from ‘inside’, paint a very different picture of the UK prison system from that which is often portrayed in the media. They depict experiences of personal development through therapeutic and rehabilitative practices, and a particularly acute sense of place and time.
There is a need for a better understanding and awareness of the positive, constructive things that go on inside those walls, and that those emerging from them have done their time and have been released to re-join their fellow human beings.
Using photography, film, poetry and sound, One Year explores the real-life experiences of a prisoner who spent 2016 in HMP Dartmoor.
Exhibition opening times: 9am-3pm Monday to Saturday.