Our World: A Koestler Arts exhibition for Scotland
Tuesdays to Fridays 12 to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6pm
Co-curated by Fife College learners from HM Prison Shotts
Koestler Arts is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. They have been championing and exhibiting artwork from the criminal justice system for 60 years. In this new show, Koestler Arts is returning to Tramway to exhibit visual art, poetry and music from across Scotland.
Every artwork in Our World is made by someone in a Scottish prison, young offender institution, secure hospital or under supervision in the community, and was entered into the 2022 Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice.
To select work for this show, Koestler Arts partnered with Fife College – the National education provider, delivering learning in all public Scottish prisons. A group from HM Prison Shotts used their artistic and design skills to help select the artwork and chose the title Our World. They hope this exhibition expresses how much people who are in prison or confined care about what is happening in the wider world.
Image: Man Looking Out, HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Grampian, Gold Award for Sculpture, 2022