My Path: Art by People in the Criminal Justice System
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Until 31 May 2021
Curated by a group of young people in partnership with Sheffield Youth Justice Service.
My Path: Art by People in the Criminal Justice System will open at Millennium Gallery as soon as lockdown eases in Sheffield.
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My Path is a creative walk through art from the criminal justice system. Each of the 61 artworks on display has been made by someone in a prison, secure hospital, young offender institution or on probation.
The pieces have been chosen from over 300 artworks entered into the 2020 Koestler Awards from Yorkshire. Many of the artworks, therefore, were created during the height of the pandemic in establishments which had 23-hour lockdowns in place.
Works are displayed next to captions with some of the stories behind their creation. There are also insights from the curators – all young people working with Sheffield Youth Justice Service (SYJS).
Sheffield-based artist Sarah Jane Palmer led the group and staff from SYJS through a series of socially-distanced workshops. The group brought unique insights and imagination to the artwork selection. Themes include time, journeys and the future of the planet.
After the main exhibition in Sheffield, some of the artworks will travel to North Yorkshire for a display at Ripon Museums.