The HMP Humber Art Department, known as GRAFT Studio, is collaborating with Artlink on an immersive and interactive exhibition, focused on the changing landscape and the aspirations of those currently working and living in the secure prison units.
GRAFT’s ethos is to use art as a vehicle to improve confidence, grow self-esteem, and to incrementally transform individuals by engaging them in a pro-active intervention program. Elements and working practices from the Studio will be recreated to allow visitors to observe and take part in the environment, projects, techniques, and journey of HMP Humber’s students.
Work made by visitors will then be displayed as part of the evolving exhibition.
These interactive Drop-In Workshops will be held on the 21st April, 19th May, and 16th June . During these sessions, the general public will get to participate in the induction and workshop experience of the prisoners ultimately producing work to be included in the exhibition.