We are delighted that 28 pieces of service user artwork from across Elysium Healthcare have been selected to be exhibited in the Manchester based Koestler exhibition. The exhibition is being held at HOME, Manchester, as part of the Ripples of Hope Festival and runs from 17 May – 6 June 2021.
Safely filmed Elysium were allowed access to the exhibition before it opened to create a film which the artists have also contributed to.
Soul Journey to Truth is an exhibition that shines a light on the creative talent within prisons, secure settings, and people on probation in the North West of England.
The exhibition shares a selection of fragile and powerful stories through artwork from the 2020 Koestler Awards. Many of the pieces on display were created during the pandemic.
Lady Unchained (Brenda Birungi) has carefully curated the exhibition. It showcases over 135 artworks ranging from drawings, paintings, to writing and music. All the artwork was entered into the 2020 Koestler Awards, our annual scheme to promote artistic achievement in the criminal justice system and secure settings.
The exhibition is divided into themes of self-reflection, nature, animals, and a dedication to Black History. Visitors can explore art that imagines hopeful futures and reflects diverse voices.
You can hear what creating art, and having artwork selected for this prestigious exhibition means to the people we support in this short film.