This book celebrates the Koestler Trust’s 50th Birthday. For half a century the Koestler Trust has encouraged the creativity of those who find themselves behind bars. And that creativity is boundless, fuelled by powerful feelings of hope and despair, love and loss, longing and remorse. It takes as many forms as the emotions and skills that underlie it – poignant portraits, eloquent poems, imaginary landscapes, ingenious objects – and in making this work public, the Koestler Trust showcases an astonishing spectrum of inventiveness and talent.
This book was first published by the Koestler Trust to coincide with its 2012 National Exhibition Free: Arts by offenders, secure patients and detainees, curated by Sarah Lucas.
Paperback: 64 pages