Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence at HMP Send. A high security prison in Surrey
Supported by Watts Gallery and the MVMF Trust.
Since 2015, Sophie has been working with groups of women, often lifers, over a series of weekly workshops and has seen the women progress, succeed and push themselves and then sustain their practice on release. The focus is on rehabilitiation and creating a sense of self-worth, group identity and community engagement. This residency creates hope and transforms lives. The women exhibit their work regularly with Koestler Trust, London, the New Beginnings at the Lightbox, Woking, and at Watts Gallery's Art for All exhibition (which opens 14th June 2019 this year).
As part of the residency and to support prisoner's social enterprise, 'Our Time' the first prisoner curated exhibition to be held inside a prison and open by invitation only to members of the public and was first held at the prison, HMPSend June 2017. 'Our Time' #3 opens in July 2019.