Annual UK Exhibition

Our annual UK exhibition, in partnership with London’s Southbank Centre, includes entries to the year’s Koestler Awards from across the UK, and from British prisoners abroad.

In 2021 exhibition at Southbank Centre will take place this autumn, curated by Camille Walala. More information coming soon.

Our usual exhibition programme includes talks, performances, a pop-up shop, tours and open days for the families of exhibited artists.

Since 2013, the UK exhibition has been presented to the public by ex-prisoner exhibition hosts, specially trained and recruited to lead tours and answer questions about the artwork and criminal justice system.

Each year we take a new approach to the curation, in order to bring new perspectives to the selection and interpretation of the work.

Past curators have included Antony Gormley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Speech Debelle, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, the families of prisoners, victims of crime, serving female prisoners and graduates of our mentoring programmes.