Stories, Socks & Jay Cloths

£100.00

Stories, Socks & Jay Cloths
HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Low Newton
John Crockett Highly Commended Award for Themed Category: Interlude
2019

Limited edition of 100, +5 Artist’s Proofs (unframed)

Giclée print on Hahnemühle – Photo Rag, 308gsm, 49 x 33.8 cm

Numbered and embossed with Koestler Arts Editions logo on front

You will receive the next available number in the edition of 100.

Koestler Arts Editions is a series of inspiring Koestler Awards entries, beautifully printed in limited numbers, and sold to raise funds for the charity. We are delighted to launch our first limited edition print, Stories, Socks & Jay Cloths.

We are enormously grateful to Susan Dunn for her support of this project. By covering the initial costs, all proceeds from the prints will now directly benefit our entrants, and provide encouragement and opportunity to even more people in the criminal justice system.

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Stories, Socks & Jay Cloths

The first print in our Koestler Arts Editions series, Stories, Socks & Jay Cloths is from HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Low Newton. It was created by a group of women working with the art tutor to find a unique way to tell their individual stories. The original artwork features cloths, card, laminated paper and painted sections inscribed with the women’s texts, woven together with wool and string, to form a beautiful and touching artwork.

The piece was selected by guest curator, musician Soweto Kinch, for display in the 2019 Koestler Arts exhibition, Another Me, at Southbank Centre. It was one of the most popular works in the show. Understandably, the group wanted the original artwork back for display in the prison, to inspire others, so it was not offered for sale at the show. In response to the interest in this fantastic work, and in order to offer copies to the women involved, we have commissioned these gorgeous giclee prints.