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Posts Tagged: HMP Grendon

Prison Service Journal: 239

The new issue of the Prison Service Journal is a special edition, focusing on: The Arts in Prison. It features a review of In Place of Hate, Edmund Clark’s exhibition at Ikon Gallery, by Professor Yvonne Jewkes; a review of Edmund Clark’s residency at HMP Grendon by Birmingham City University’s Elizabeth Yardley and Dan Rusu; as well as… Read more »

In Place of Hate, HMP Grendon

Over two days on 14 – 15 August HMP Grendon saw In Place of Hate, Edmund Clark’s installation originally exhibited at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham from 6 December 2017 until 11 March 2018, presented to the prison inmates, staff, as well as invited guests.

In Place of Hate – Exhibition Catalogue

This catalogue accompanied artist Edmund Clark’s exhibition In Place of Hate at Ikon Gallery. Clark was Ikon’s artist in residence at Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon, in Buckinghamshire. This exhibition is the culmination of his residency, combining photography, video and installation to explore ideas of visibility, representation, trauma and self-image and address how prisoners and the… Read more »

My Shadow’s Reflection – Book

My Shadow’s Reflection is part of a body of work made by Edmund Clark as artist in residence in Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison environment, HMP Grendon. Established in 1962, Grendon’s inmates must accept responsibility for their offences. They make a full-time commitment to intensive group therapy and exercise a degree of control over the day-to-day running… Read more »

A visit to West Midlands Police Museum

By Pete James, independent photographic historian and curator Earlier this month I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held ambition – I finally got to see the collodion positive portraits of criminals in the West Midlands Police Museum. The opportunity to view these amazing objects came through an invitation to deliver a talk in response to… Read more »

Interview with Edmund Clark

In this film artist artist Edmund Clark talks about his Ikon exhibition – In Place of Hate (6 December 2017 – 11 March 2018).

In Place of Hate: Edmund Clark’s new work from Grendon prison

From the introduction of In Place of Hate: Edmund Clark’s new work from Grendon prison by Miranda Green, published in FT Weekend Magazine: “The award-winning artist has spent years working on projects about incarceration and control but, as Grendon’s artist-in-residence, he spent an intense two or more days a week on the inside, beginning in 2014. There… Read more »

HMP Grendon at Koestler Awards 2017

39 of the many artworks or written pieces submitted by inmates of HMP Grendon for the Koestler Trust annual arts award have received awards or commendations, increasing the number by 14 compared to the 2016 awards. This includes 2 First-time Entrant Awards, 21 commendations, 9 Bronze Awards, 2 Silver Awards, 3 Gold Awards, and two Platinum Awards for a pastel drawing Hustles of Brussels by… Read more »

Edmund Clark nominated for the Butler Trust Award

Edmund Clark, Ikon’s artist-in-residence at HMP Grendon, has been nominated for the annual Butler Trust Award. The Trust, set up to recognise and celebrate outstanding practice by those working with offenders, received nominations equalling last year’s record high number. A significantly high proportion of these nominations, over a quarter, were received directly from prisoners. Presided… Read more »

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