Restoring hope

June 25 2018

A charity art exhibition is taking place at Raw Space, 111 Gloucester Road, featuring high quality original artwork and prints for sale, produced by prisoners from HMP Leyhill Prison.

Prodigal Arts is a Bristol based charity, providing opportunities for talented prisoners and ex-offenders to produce and sell artwork created in their own voluntary time as part of their ongoing creative rehabilitation. They work in prisons running a creative mentoring programme, which encourages prisoners to discover their creative talents and produce artwork for sale. 

The aim of Prodigal Arts is to help people in prison and post-release 'unlock' their creative potential, 'setting free' a positive sense of individual achievement and self-worth which aims to contribute to reducing the chances of re-offending. 

Founded a year ago, Raw Space is a growing collaborative and social co-working space located in the heart of the many independent businesses on Gloucester Road. It aims to help stimulate creativity, happiness and well-being at work for many Bristol professionals - from inspiring entrepreneurs to established business owners. 

The artwork displayed is available for sale from Fri 20 - Saturday 21 July, 10am - 4pm.

Please note that access to the exhibition is by stairs only.

 

image © Copyright Prodigal Arts 2018