Koestler Trust at House of Saint Barnabas
April – September 2019
Our Journey celebrates the work of ten artists who have benefitted from the Koestler Arts Mentoring Scheme. The scheme provides creative guidance for ex-prisoners, matching them with established artists, writers, producers and crafts people following their release. It aims to support their resettlement into the community by encouraging and empowering them to continue their arts-based activities and work towards their own creative goals.
The featured artists are at diverse stages of their mentoring and resettlement journeys. Some are still receiving mentoring and have only recently been released from prison, while others completed the programme ten years ago. Overall, this exhibition celebrates the talent that has been nurtured throughout and beyond Koestler Arts Mentoring and many of the pieces in this display are for sale.
I had a drawing in a Koestler exhibition ten years ago. It’s exciting to have my work placed alongside such talented artists. And I get to see it this time!
House of St Barnabas is a private members’ club, so is not normally open to the public. See the exhibited artworks in our online gallery below.