Inside Art

Creative Responses to the Collection by Young Offenders

This event was held from 27 February 2012 to 20 May 2012

27 February – 20 May 2012

Learning Gallery

Admission free

During 2011 National Gallery Education delivered the third annual series of four week-long practical art projects onsite at HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham, a juvenile prison and Young Offenders Institution for young men aged 15-21.

This display features work made by the 37 young men who participated in these projects, which focused on practical techniques including drawing, printmaking, painting and portrait sculpture, and explored themes including portraiture, still-life, abstraction and representing the world.

About Inside Art

Inside Art is an outreach programme which aims to engage young offenders in creatively responding to the National Gallery Collection. Developed in partnership with HMYOI Feltham, the programme was funded by The LankellyChase Foundation for three years from 2009 to 2011.

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Image above: Artwork produced by participants in Feltham Young Offenders Institute
during Inside Art – an outreach project organised by the Education Department.
Photo © National Gallery, London