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Arts feature

A look inside Britain’s only art gallery in jail

Stuart Jeffries meets the prisonerartists of HMP Grendon

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

The centrepiece of the exhibition at Britain’s only contemporary art gallery in a prison is an installation, consisting of two broken, stained armchairs. They’ve been placed face-to-face, as if for a therapy session. Elsewhere there are silkscreen prints and paintings. This outbuilding-cum-art studio and gallery is where prisoners are also taught dry-point etching – surprising given the needles involved, but I am assured that all potential weapons are accounted for at the end of each session.

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