Although not tracing my travels chronologically, this venue in Tallinn felt appropriate to follow the tales from Reading Prison. The house at Pagari 1 stands on the corner of Pagari and Pikk streets and was originally built for residential purposes
Reading Prison (or Reading Gaol as it was known then) is one of the prisons where Oscar Wilde served his two year sentence for committing (then illegal) homosexual offences. He had been at the height of his fame for writing
From the cells on the top floor of one wing, inmates could glimpse the Thames from their windows. ArtAngel used this as inspiration to commission and exhibit water inspired artworks. The most impactful of which is ‘Still Water’ by Roni
There will be more posts, but I’ve been a bit disorganised recently. Tales to come – more from ArtAngel at Reading Prison, a trip to Spain and my current excursion in Estonia. Happy travels all!
I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival. It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in
When ArtAngel takes over a venue as a gallery, they seek to combine existing and specially commissioned pieces in the exhibition. The first piece I saw, had not been commissioned for this exhibition, although only part of the overall artwork
Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building. To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained