Join us for the first in a brand new series of debates about prisons, creativity and rehabilitation - inspired by the I AM THE COYOTE exhibition which showcases artwork by inmates and ex-offenders.
This week we will be discussing the role that art plays in rehabilitation, asking what the best balance is between punishment and enrichment in prisons, and exploring how the arts can help to reduce reoffending and be transformative in people’s lives.
The evening will be led by Graeme Brooks, artist and ex Head of Art at HMP Humber’s Graft Studio. Graeme will discuss the benefits and challenges of introducing prisoners to the arts and explain what such programmes hope to achieve. Other guest speakers will include ex-offenders, who have personal experience of arts workshops on the inside, and the current Head of Art at HMP Humber.
Debate evenings are intended as interactive talks with the public, so feel free to come along with questions and ideas to put forward.