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The Koestler Scotland Exhibition 2017

The Koestler Scotland Exhibition 2017
10 November – 22 December
Curated by Jenni Fagan

The Koestler Scotland Exhibition is an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes, immigration detention centres and community justice services across Scotland.  The display has been selected by writer, Jenni Fagan, from entries to the 2017 Koestler Awards – a charitable scheme which was been rewarding artistic achievement in the criminal justice and secure sectors for over 50 years. 


Scottish Prison Arts Network Symposium
Friday 24 November 2017
10am – 4pm

SPAN Networking opportunity to learn about the Creative Conversations programme and engage in dialogue with other artists who are planning or delivering in arts and criminal justice sector. 
Tickets are free and are available to book here.

Mindful Exhibition Tour
Saturday 25 November 2017

Join Martin Stepek, one of Scotland’s foremost mindfulness teachers, author, poet, Sunday Herald mindfulness columnist and founder of Ten for Zen on his mindfulness tour around the Narrative exhibition.  Martin will use his vast experience in mindfulness, and his great love of the arts, to guide you in fully experiencing the work on display.
Free, but booking is required: artmusiclearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Voices from Prison
Sunday 26 November 2017

This event is being held in partnership with Vox Liminis.  Based in the East End of Glasgow, Vox Liminis explore the power of the arts to make us think about the criminal justice system, and its effects on people's lives. The event will showcase creative work (writing, music and film) by people in prison, former prisoners, families of prisoners, criminal justice staff and criminologists.
Free, but booking is required: artmusiclearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Image: Me, My Cell and I, HM Prison Dumfries, 2017

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  • Website Visit the Koestler Trust website
  • Date Every day from 10th Nov 2017 until 22nd Dec 2017
  • Time 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Free - Drop-in - no ticket required

Venue Information


25, Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

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Tel: 0845 330 3501

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Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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