This one-day symposium is a collaboration between Ikon, HMP Grendon and Birmingham City University (BCU). It responds to Edmund Clark’s exhibition, In Place of Hate, presented in partnership with Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, on show at Ikon until 11 March 2018.
Bringing together artists, therapists, critics and criminologists, the symposium will consider how prisoners and the criminal justice system are perceived by the public, politicians and media and the potential for artists to influence these perceptions. Presentations and discussion will address the following: the representation of prison(ers) in the media and discourse about criminal justice; the representation of prison(ers) in art and cinema; the role of art and creative therapies in prison and rehabilitation.
• Professor David Wilson, Founder of the Centre for Applied Criminology, BCU
• Professor Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, BCU
• Professor Anthony Downey, Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, BCU
• Jo Augustus, Head of Art Therapy, HMP Grendon
• Jinnie Jefferies, Head of Psychodrama, HMP Grendon
• Dr Jamie Bennett, Governor of HMP Grendon & Springhill
• Matthew McLean, Special Projects Editor, Frieze
• Sally Taylor, Chief Executive, Koestler Trust
• Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Chair of Global Art History, University of Birmingham
• Dr Victoria Knight, Senior Research Fellow for the Community and Criminal Justice Division, De Montfort University
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