Artlink Hull, will be presenting a preview of its latest installation, Graft in Flux, this evening in Hull.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Artlink and Graft Studio, the HMP Humber Art Department.
It is an immersive and interactive display of works by people currently working and living in Hull’s secure prison units. It focuses on their aspirations and the use of materials within their living environment.
Graft Studio was set up within the prison in order to use art as a means of improving confidence and self-esteem. Helping to transform individuals by engaging them in a pro-active intervention programme.
The exhibition at Artlink has recreated elements from Graft Studio which allows visitors to see and feel the environment in which the works were created.
This includes an inmates cell:
The exhibition will continue to evolve through a series of interactive drop-in workshops. During the sessions members of the general publlic can participate and produce material in an atelier similar to the Graft studio. The work created will then be displayed as part of the exhibition.
Jemma Brown, the Creative Producer at Artlink, has a lot of experience of working with diverse communities.
She explained what the exhibition is about:
The public preview takes place tonight at Artlink, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull between 6-8 pm. The interactive drop-in workshops will be held on 21 Aprol, 19 May, and 16 June from 1-3 pm. Everyone is welcome.