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Crime art exhibit

Photo Ian Robinson
Harris Flights
New media and light artist Andy McKeown Postcards from the Past illuminate the front of the Harris Museum

Photo Ian Robinson Harris Flights New media and light artist Andy McKeown Postcards from the Past illuminate the front of the Harris Museum

Artwork produced by women who have committed crimes will form part of a new open exhibition at Preston’s Harris Museum.

One feature in the display, launched today, has been produced by offenders from the city who are part of the Women’s Art Group run by Lancashire Probation Trust.

The artwork project, titled ‘Gold Dust’, is to be exhibited in the Harris Museum’s community open gallery from December 14 to January 25.

Kevin Robinson, chief executive of Lancashire Probation Trust said: “The success of these type of projects really demonstrates how people can change their behaviours, improve their lives and give back to the communities where they live.”

The women have completed five pieces of art to show their “individual journeys”.

Each piece of art interprets the cycle of change and the journey they have taken to move away from offending behaviour to making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live.

Eight women took part.

 

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