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Sir Antony Gormley to curate the 2017 Koestler awards

Posted on September 7, 2017


Antony Gormley ‘Sublimate’ 2008 signed etching. Rives natural paper. Edition of 60.

SIR ANTONY GORMLEY to curate this year’s Koestler Awards. Internationally renowned artist and sculptor of ‘The Angel Of The North’ Sir Antony Gormley, will select art by offenders, secure patients, and immigration removal centre detainees. INSIDE exhibition opens at Southbank Centre, London from 21 September to 15 November 2017.

“It’s a very sad thing if we think that art is something which can only be found in art galleries or museums” – ANTONY GORMLEY

“I want to celebrate this great resource: the imaginations of the 85,000 prisoners currently in UK prisons and those in secure establishments,” Antony Gormley continues “Art is a place in which you can do what you like; it need not be for or about anyone else but the artist. In the words of one prisoner, ‘in our minds, we can always be free’. I want this work to say something to all of us outside about what it feels like to be a detainee, inside,”

A selection for the upcoming Inside, art by offenders, secure patients and detainees

A selection of pieces from the upcoming ‘Inside’ exhibition Southbank Centre London


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