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Liberation Exhibition of Prisoner Art and Poetry

  • Female Orphan School Corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road Rydalmere, NSW Australia (map)

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I am excited to once again be coordinating ‘LIBERATION’, an exhibition of prisoner artwork and poetry. Our next exhibition is scheduled for early next year at the Female Orphan School located in the Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney.

The Liberation exhibition features 65 original works from our students in Australia and around the world. The artworks include a style of 'envelope art’ which prisoners send us with their letters. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a soundscape “30 Voices” of recorded poems by 30 of our students, read by professional Australian actors: Danny Adcock, Steve Bisley, Peter Carmody, Benita Collings, Noel Hodda, Tracy Mann and Fiona Press.

Liberation Prison Project was established in 1996 by Ven. Robina Courtin, Australian Buddhist nun, in response to a letter from a young Mexican-American ex-gangster serving three life sentences at Pelican Bay, one of California’s maximum security prisons. Ven. Robina replied to the letter, sending some books and thus the project began.

Our international office is in Ashfield, New South Wales. Liberation Prison Project has branches in France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and USA.  Around 800 prisoners write to Liberation Prison Project each month, seeking support to transform their lives.  Our worldwide team of volunteers correspond with them regularly. We also have a number of volunteer chaplains who visit prisoners in person.

Since 1996, the project has supported the spiritual practice of over 20,000 incarcerated men and women around the world.

University of Western Sydney (Parramatta South Campus)
Female Orphan School
Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road Rydalmere

Opening Day: Saturday 10th February, 11am - 4pm
Exhibition:  10th February –  15th  April 2018

Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
and the second Saturday of each month, 11:00am – 4:00pm (excluding long weekends and public holidays).

Earlier Event: November 7
Chaos or Control
Later Event: April 5
Self Portrait; Artist's Brain