Postcards from Prison - Watts Gallery Art for All Exhibition

Watts Gallery Artist's Village is currently exhibiting a small selection of Erika's Postcards from Prison at their 10th Art for All exhibition which is running alongside their exhibition of works by James Henry Pullen - Inmate, Inventor and Genius. The postcards are hung in a highly prestigious location in the main gallery alongside amazing works by Watts. There is a parallel in some of Pullen's work in that he produced a series of postcard images that documented some aspects of his extraordinary life, these being a comparable way of telling a story as Erika's Postcards from Prison. The Art for All exhibition is on until 8th July 2018, the James Henry Pullen exhibition runs until 28th October 2018.


First Impressions - Portraits from Prison

Eriks's portrait painting was selected as lead image for this exhibition collaboration between Koestler Trust and Churches Together in Westminster. Launched on 20th March 2018 at St James's Church on London's Piccadilly the exhibition until the 9th April 2018, after which it moved on to a tour Bloomsbury Central Church for a short exhibition, then to St Martins in the Fields until 10th June 2018 where Tooth Pick Lady proudly looked out from the poster at the National Portrait Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

The Exhibition was formally opened by Johnathan Atkin as well attended by members of the Church, the Koestler Trust and the Artists families.



100 Years On - An Art Trail by Women in Prison

Erika is proud to have 9 pieces of work prepresented in Koestler Trust's Women's Art Trail

In 2018 the Koestler Trust will be displaying artwork by women in prison in key sites across the UK.

These ‘corridors of power’ will display around 100 artworks by over 50 women who have entered artwork and poetry into the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Koestler Awards.


The project will play a part in the Vote 100 celebrations which will be taking place throughout 2018 celebrating the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which granted women the right to vote.


Many suffragettes were famously imprisoned 100 years ago and this trail will shine a light on the challenges faced by women in prison in 2018, put their challenges on the agenda of policy makers and catalyse improvement in the treatment and rehabilitation of women prisoners.


Public venues will displaying work from International Women’s Day on 8th March.


Please note – many of the venues are not open to the public. Please see the leaflet to check if the venue is open to the public and check opening times directly with the venues.


www.koestlertrust.org.ukhttps://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/exhibitions/100-years-on-an-art-trail-by-women-in-prison/


Venues:

Richard Burgon MP              Guardian News and Media Head Office

Baroness Corston; House of Lords       Snape Maltings

St Georges Hall                National Justice Museum

Nelson Trust Women's Centre         School of Art Aberystwyth University

North Wales Women's Centre


2017 Koestler Exhibition 'Inside'

Curated by Antony Gormley


Erika is proud to have had some of her work exhibited at the 2017 Koestler Exhibition that was held at London's Royal Festival Hall South Bank Centre on the Spirit Level from 20th September until 15th November 2017. She had 3 exhibits on display within the show 'Inside' in which Antony Gormley has curated a collection of works from this years Koestler Trust Annual Awards entries from establishments and secure units across the country that give an insight what life is like behind bars.


Both 'Play Time' and 'Authentic Collage Cards' have sold. Some of the Postcards from Prison are available from the Recorded in Art Shop as well as additional original Authentic Collage Cards.

Authentic Collage Greetings Cards

Koestler Gold Award for Greetings Cards