Koestler Arts Awards 2019 entries
Koestler Arts annual award scheme is open to anyone in a secure setting or on licence in the community. They have over 7500 entries across 52 categories. Each entrant is allowed up to 5 entries. Erika submitted 5 entries in 4 different categories and is really proud to have 4 entries exhibited in the 2019 Summer Exhibition at London's South Bank Royal Festival Hall 'Another Me' curated by Sweato Kinch.
Holloway Women's Building Game.
Platinum Award for Graphic Novel
this Holloway Women's Building Game Inspired by the Suffragettes game 'Pank-o-squith' this board game depicts the history of HMP Holloway, this is the first of a limited edition of 20 sets representing all the individual landings and key functioning areas of the prison. This sold promptly at the Private view!
Nitronites and Hi Man
Silver Award for Sculpture
Having been shocked at the amount of Nitrous oxide canisters that litter our streets this artwork questions how future generations will view our society, why these canisters are strewn all over our streets, why they are no
recycling protocols and
why do we need them in the first place? Does the world really need squirty cream?
Find out more at www.notronites.com
HMP Holloway 1852-2016
Highly Commended Award for Painting
Researching images of HMP Holloway in it's previous Gothic Castle incantation, Erika felt it necessary to record the building in all it's majestic glory before it is re developed. This Oil painting seeks to help remember the building to history.
Out to Lunch and Dentist
'Out to Lunch' explores the phenomenon that everyone is on their phone so much that they no longer know how to communicate with the people that they are with! Everything is recorded and viewed through a very small lens on a camera!
'Dentist' looks at the fear of going to the dentist following having to visit the prison dentist for 3 years! Although this dentist is much better, you still have to ke the 'BRACE' position!
Oh! and don't forget...
Caramel Biscuit, White Chocolate ans 0% Heineken
Erika has also been really shocked at the increase of homelessness that she sees on the streets as she cycles around, people have to literally camp in tents on the street for shelter! The fact that people just walk past people who are journeying through a difficult time in their lives and ignore them as if they are rubbish. This is shame on society and immensely sad.