Re:Form takes London by storm

Incarcerated artists collaborate for a unique exhibition at Southbank centre


The Re:Form exhibition at Southbank centre


Produced by the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre, Re:Form exhibits works by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.

The selected works have been chosen from 8,509 entries to the 2015 Koestler Awards. The entrees include fine art, design, literature, music and applied arts and provide a snapshot of the creative achievements of those incarcerated across the UK.



Nursery (Evelyn Plesch Platinum Award for Portraits)


“This is a unique opportunity for the public to see and respond to work which would not normally be available to them, and to form their own views about it” Sally Taylor, Chief Executive of the Koestler Trust.


The Koestler Trust is a prison arts charity that aims to help offenders, secure patients and detainees lead more positive lives by motivating them to participate and achieve in the arts.






You don’t have to pretend to care. (Highly commended award for portraits)

“Instead of violence the prisoner channels his anger into creativity. That is what the whole exhibition is about” Frank, exhibition host.


Ex-offenders, who have been recruited, trained and employed by the Koestler Trust host the exhibition and run daily tours. This provides a personal depth to the exhibition and artistic insight into incarceration. Not to be missed.






The exhibition is open until the 29 November at Southbank Centre on the Spirit Level of the Royal Festival Hall. Tours run Monday to Thursday 1.30pm and 6pm, and Friday to Sunday 1.30pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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