The winners of the 4th art competition

The winners

1st prize

 

Poland

Prison: 

Zakład Karny Rawicz

 

 

Title:

Moving nut

 

 

Oil on canvas pulled on panel

48cm x 65cm

2nd prize

 

New Zealand

Prison:

Rimutaka Prison Wellington

 

 

Title:

Living in the fish bowl

 

 

Mixed technique on drawing board

30cm x 43cm

 

3rd prize

 

Latvia

Prison:

Riga Central Prison

 

 

Title:

Self Portrait - My Worldview

 

 

Acrylic on canvas

32cm x 70cm

 

 

3rd prize

 

Germany

Prison: JVA Waldheim

 

Untitled

 

Mixed technique on canvas

80cm x 60cm

 

4th prize

 

Belarus

Prison No. 1 of the administration of the department of the Grodno region

 

 

Title:

Allegoria myslej v zamknutom prostranstve (Allegory of thoughts in a closed space)

 

 

Oil on canvas

71cm x 81cm

 

5th prize

 

United Kingdom

Prison: HMP Lewes

 

 

Title:

Chained melody

 

 

Mixed technique on drawing paper

60cm x 80cm

6th prize

 

USA

Prison:

State Correctional Institution Greene

 

 

Title:

Legal quagmire

 

 

Acrylic on canvas

41cm x 51cm

 

7th prize

 

Czech Republic

Jail:

Vazební věznice Praha-Ruzyně

 

Title: Thin line

 

Ballpoint pen and graphite on drawing paper, 29.5 cm x 21 cm

8th prize

 

Latvia

Prison: Ilguciems prison, Riga

 

Title: Four

 

Ballpoint pen on drawing board

35cm x 25cm

 

 

 

9th prize

 

Latvia

Prison: Ilguciems prison, Riga

 

Title: Four

 

Ballpoint pen on drawing board

35cm x 25cm

 

10th prize

 

 

Slovakia

Jail: Ústav na výkon väzby, Bratislava

 

Title:

Two faces

 

Graphite and colored pencil on drawing board

80cm x 60cm 

For the 4th art competition of Art and Prison eV we received 371 entries from prisoners from 23 countries. Thank you very much! 

78 Poland

47 Brazil

39 Germany

28 Sweden

26 Latvia

18 Slovakia

15 United Kingdom

14 USA, Italy

12 New Zealand, Estonia and Czech Republic

10 Singapore

9 Spain

7 Austria

6 France

5 Belarus, Netherlands, Switzerland

3 Norway

2 Ireland

1 Bolivia, Iceland.

Inmates of other nationalities have also participated, such as a Samoan. a Syrian, a Moroccan and a Nicaraguan.

The winners and other selected works will be exhibited for the first time at the Liechtensteinischen LandesMuseum in Vaduz (Liechtenstein). The vernissage will take place on February 21, 2018. 

 

Exhibition planning.

21.02.2018 - 10.06.2018             Liechtensteinisches LandesMuseum, Vaduz

18.06.2018 - 28.10.2018             Örebro Läns Museum (Schweden)

06.04.2018 - 16.09.2018             Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète (Frankreich)

 

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The Association Art and Prison

The association "Art and Prison" originated from an initiative by well-known artists, who supported an exhibition im Rome entitled "Art from Prison” in 2007. The association was officially registered in 2009 in Berlin, the city in which a wall had separated people for decades.

Prison walls also separate people but we are convinced that in this situation art can build a bridge of understanding.

The association desires to make clear that beyond and across national borders, art can make a valuable contribution to humanity and to greater respect for human dignity; a service to the victims of criminality and crime. 

 

Our objectives: 

  • Raise awareness of what life is like behind bars
  • Show that "quality art" can be created also, and sometimes especially, in prison
  • Motivate artists worldwide to contribute creatively and concretely through their artistic work to improve the humanitarian situation in prisons
  • Invite art lovers and sponsors worldwide to support this initiative
  • Hold international exhibitions and contests, support publications
  • Present paintings and sculptures of "free" and imprisoned artists
  • Support social projects
  • Be a forum for dialogue

The association is not aligned with any political party and is not bound to any specific denomination or ideology. The association's charitable, non-profit status is recognized by the German government and donations are therefore tax-deductible.


The Art Contest 2014 - 2015

"Half a square meter of freedom" - this was the topic of the last art contest launched by Art and Prison. More than 200 people under arrest, from more than 20 countries, submitted their works. 

Winning works here