Series of murals inside the prisons HMP High Down and HMP Brixton in London.
The artwork was commissioned by Bounce Back, a social enterprise focussing on training and employment of ex offenders, as part of the Ministry of Justice’s Reform Prison programme.
The project was aimed at transforming the prison environment and create more welcoming spaces for visiting families and children, reducing the trauma of coming into a prison and improving the quality of the time that the inmates can spend together with them.
It also developed a sense of shared ownership, with the inmates involved in the redecoration of the rooms and preparation of the walls, as part of their training, as well as the conception of the artwork.
In the prison of High Down, the process consisted of three planning sessions where we brought together ideas on how to change the Homework Club Room, a space where visiting children visiting can do homeworks with their fathers.