A History of Women’s Prisons

24 May 2019 – 2 Jun 2019

Event times

Open: 24 May – 2 June 2019 (11am-5pm, daily)
Private View: 24 May, 6-9pm

Cost of entry

Free but booking is recommended https://exhibition-womens-prisons.eventbrite.com

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The Crypt Gallery - St Pancras Church

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Euston or Euston square
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An artwork exhibition in the Crypt Galley, London


This is a collaborative project between academic Susy Menis and artists Noriko Hisazumi and Fabiana Vigna. The artwork draws upon historical criminological research on the theme of the reform of the prisoner during nineteenth-century England. It focuses on the emotional tension between the penal aim of reformation and the effects it may have had on the prisoner. The main aim of the project is to problematise imprisonment through visual representation. The artwork exhibition creates a platform for discussion concerning social justice. Set in the evocative and atmospheric Crypt Gallery, it brings to life intangible sensations- the exhibition space becomes a site for reflection. The exhibition has been sponsored by Birkbeck School of Law Research Committee and by Art Council England. 

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Susy Menis

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Fabiana Vigna

Noriko Hisazumi


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