Exhibition

STORY TIME

STORY TIME: An exhibition of art curated by the Koestler Trust

Dates
  • Wednesday 25 October until Thursday 7 December 2017 (weekdays only)
Opening times
  • 9.30am - 4.30pm
Lower Ground Floor, UK Supreme Court
Free admission

STORY TIME explores the creative ways in which stories can be told through art.

The works exhibited show how diverse the ideas, materials and inspirations behind the pieces can be - from a 1.5m high knight made of scrap metal and car parts, to monoprints of feathers, collaged portraits and a papier-mâché sculpture of a pet dog called Aaron.

Butterfly
Butterfly, Vinney Green Secure Unit (secure children's home)

Each piece on display has been selected from the 2017 Koestler Awards and has been made by an entrant aged under 18. The award scheme is run by the Koestler Trust - for offenders, secure patients and detainees - and receives over 7,000 entries each year across 51 artforms spanning art, writing and music.

This exhibition has been curated by the Koestler Trust in collaboration with the charity Victim Support, with support from the Supreme Court Arts Trust.

Untitled, Vinney Green Secure Unit (secure children’s home)
Untitled, Vinney Green Secure Unit (secure children's home)

As part of a collaboration with Victim Support for this exhibition, the Koestler Trust invited people who had been affected by crime to respond to some of the artworks. Their responses are displayed within the exhibition.

The display can be found between the permanent exhibition area and café on the lower ground floor of the Supreme Court building on Parliament Square, London.

Untitled, Ardenleigh Centre (secure mental health unit)
Untitled, Ardenleigh Centre (secure mental health unit)

Some works in the exhibition are available for sale. Proceeds from the sale price are divided between the artist (or prison art department), the Koestler Trust and Victim Support.

The Koestler Trust is the UK's leading prison arts charity and rewards, awards, exhibits and champions art by prisoners, children in secure children's homes and patients in secure hospitals. Through our annual awards, exhibitions, mentoring scheme and outreach work the Koestler Trust plays a vital part in the rehabilitative journey of prisoners and ex-prisoners, supporting them to transform their lives through participation in the arts.

Elizabeth, HM Young Offender Institution Cookham Wood
Elizabeth, HM Young Offender Institution Cookham Wood

Victim Support is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales providing individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from effects of crime.