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
When I was in Philadelphia I visited the Eastern State Penitentiary. The prison in Reading (Berkshire) was built around similar times by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott. When opened in 1844, it was conceived as a model prison, constructed with
Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team. This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that