Koestler Trust 2018 Exhibition - 'I'm Still Here'
Curated by families of people in custody this year's Koestler Trust exhibition is on at the South Bank Royal Festival Hall from 18th September until 4th November 2018.
Erika is please to announce that she has two pieces of work in this year's exhibition, Waterlow Park, drawn in Inktense pencils with lino cut details, which is inspired by the fact that one of he most notable changes in social behavior that Erika noticed upon her release was 4G. Now everyone seems to be on their phones all the time, glued to their screens dogs walk themselves! This piece sold on the opening day.
The other work that Erika has on display is 'Weekly Letter', a still life that depicts a plant (unusual to have in a prison), a couple of Strawberries (brought in by staff and a couple given to Erika, strawberries taste soooo good when you have not tasted them for a year!), a glue stick ready to affix a reused stamp taken from an incoming letter, not exactly legal, but a demonstration of the lengths that prisoners need to go to to communicate with the outside world. The main object however of the composition is the weekly letter, given to prisoners each week the second class postage is paid for by the prison and enables prisoners with little or no money to remain in touch with loved ones on the outside.