Send Inside Out

Invited to the Send and Ripley History Society by Clare McCann the Curator to open an exhibition (Send Inside Out) in their Museum. The artwork was by seven inmate artists of Send Prison who had been in the art workshops in the prison delivered by the Watts Gallery. This was a sequel to the Our Time exhibition in the prison last June involving many of the same artists. This programme is generously funded by the Michael Varah Memorial Fund. It was an honour to speak at the ceremony at Ripley Museum and to be able to recognise the therapeutic power of art for those in prison.