Time for Art News
Exhibition May 2019
During 2019, prisoners at HMP Bullingdon had art sessions with Sarah Moncrieff, producing work around the theme of “Inside spaces”. This gave them the chance to look at their environment and create pieces of artwork that reflected what their environment meant to them. Participation in the art sessions brought prisoners together and allowed exploration of identity, mutual acceptance and encouragement. With help from The Arts Society Oxford, Sarah was able to provide art materials for the project and mount and frame the work ready for an exhibition in May 2019 in the visitor centre as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival.
This exhibition was featured in the Oxford Mail 26th April 2019
Art Workshops with participants from Children Heard and Seen
During the summer of 2019, Sarah Moncrieff from Time for Art led art workshops with children from Children Heard and Seen, a Charity which supports children with a parent in prison. Workshops ran over the period of 2 weeks, and the children had the opportunity to work on watercolour mosaics, palette knife landscape paintings, portraits and experiment with materials such as pastel and acrylic paints.
October 2019 “Inside Spaces”, an exhibition of work by prisoners and children of prisoners at Cornerstone Arts centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire.
The work that the children produced during those workshops together with the work produced by the men at HMP Bullingdon, was put on exhibition at The Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot during October 2019.
The exhibition was really well received and was featured in the Experience Oxfordshire “Top Ten art Picks” for Autumn 2019.
Art workshop with Rosemary Glossop and friends
In October 2019, Sarah was asked by art enthusiast Rosemary Glossop to run an art workshop in aid of Time for Art. Sarah devised a morning’s workshop for Rosemary and 6 of her friends and participants spent the morning learning the palette knife technique and working on seascapes. Tuition was voluntary and all money raised went to Time for Art.