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Arrow in the Blue: The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands

Arrow in the Blue: The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands

Location: Birmingham Museum

19th January 2013 - 24th March 2013

Arrow in the Blue is an exhibition of artwork and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, young offender institutions and by people on probation in the West Midlands. This inspiring collection of painting, drawing, sculpture and creative writing has been selected from entries to the 2012 Koestler Awards – a charitable scheme which has been rewarding artistic achievement in the penal and secure sectors for over 50 years.
The exhibition has been curated by young people from the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance team of Birmingham Youth Offending Service, with training and guidance from professional curators.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Birmingham Museums, Arts Council England and the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

Exhibition Sales

Some works are for sale with proceeds going to the artist, the Koestler Trust and Victim Support. To purchase artwork please contact the Koestler Trust on 020 8740 0333.

Free Exhibition Tours

Tours of the exhibition will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 9th February
  • Saturday, 23rd February
  • Saturday, 9th March
  • Saturday, 23rd March

All tours run 1 - 1.45pm. Tours start and finish at the main museum reception, Chamberlain Square.  Tours are drop in - no booking required.  Tours are also available by request. 

For further information please contact Sarah Grainger-Jones at the Koestler Trust sgraingerjones@koestlertrust.org.uk or 0208 740 0333