The Artists Prison Residencies programme is run by artists and curators Luminara Florescu and Amanda Lynch in partnership with Shepton Mallet prison in Somerset.

This 400 yr old prison was decommissioned in 2013 and was the venue for the well-received, 'B-Wing' exhibition in 2019 funded by Arts Council England. 


The residencies offer artists a 16 day period of creative incubation in which artists can focus on developing their creative process in a unique and highly atmospheric location while showcasing their work to the visiting public (the prison receives approx. 1,000 visitors per week). The residencies also allow for the opportunity of sharing and discussing work in progress with fellow artists and possible collaborations. If appropriate, artists who take part in the residencies will be offered the opportunity to showcase their work at the prison for a time period beyond the residency. 

Audio Recording of Project Details here.

You can book your FREE entry ticket to visit the 2021 Prison Residencies HERE or Find out more below.

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