Castlefield Gallery, the Koestler Trust and Bob and Roberta Smith have come together in a unique collaboration: Snail Porridge, an exhibition of artwork, music and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children?s homes and by people on probation in the North West.
The works in the exhibition have been selected by Bob and Roberta Smith from entries to the Koestler Awards ? an annual scheme which has been running for over 50 years by the UK?s best known prison arts charity, promoting artistic achievement in the criminal justice system and secure sectors.
Snail Porridge, a title taken from a work of the same name selected for the exhibition, will see Bob and Roberta Smith recreate within Castlefield Gallery, a section of the Koestler Trust headquarters where thousands of artworks are sent from prisons and other secure establishments across the UK to be judged for awards and considered for exhibition. The works will be exhibited alongside a brand new piece by Bob and Roberta Smith inspired by his visit to the Koestler Trust.