Exhibitions around the UK

Each year we hold exhibition programmes across the UK, involving local groups and artists to shape the content. These exhibitions showcase entries to the Koestler Awards by artists from particular areas. They allow more entrants’ families to see the artworks and aim to engage the artists’ local communities.

Each programme includes performances, talks and discussions to open up new debate and perspectives on the artworks.

We work in partnership with host venues to create these ambitious programmes, with the support of local and national funders.

Past exhibition programmes have been held in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Colchester, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Previous curators have included local youth offending teams, serving prisoners, secure children’s homes, artists and people on probation.

If you are a festival, arts venue or arts organisation and would like to discuss a partnership please email Fiona Curran, Director of Arts fiona@koestlerarts.org.uk