Critical Thinking: Art in Prisons Course

From Monday 26 October / 6pm - 9pm / FACT MediaLab /
£210 for the full 6 week course


This course will take place weekly on a Monday evening from 6pm - 9pm, starting Monday 26 October)


This course, written and delivered by Hannah Hull, is aimed at artists and arts practitioners who are working - or would like to work - in prisons (at any point in their career). It seamlessly combines practice and theory, and will leave you with a critically informed and viable prison arts proposal under your belt… plus a series of critical tools that will positively affect your broader art practice.


The focus of this course is to help artists and arts practitioners working in prisons (or who may wish to work in prisons), to identify their critical position and where they would be best placed to realise their aims. It will inform participants about the level and type of support they can expect from the prison service; provide guidance on how to navigate the prison system; and advise on ways to instil critical thought in prisoners, both during and beyond the time-frame of an intervention.


"I feel that the content, the teaching method and the group dynamic has really opened me up to a way of thinking and working that will stay with me for a long time.”


“I have discovered lots about myself, my practice, my views on the criminal justice system and I feel empowered to want to take this further.”


About the course leader:
Hannah Hull is an artist, researcher and coach. She is founder of ART vs REHAB and Critical Spaces, two national initiatives to support critical thinking within socially-engaged art practice. Hannah studied BA Fine Art and PGCert Innovation in Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she currently holds pratice-based PhD studentship.


Please note: when booking tickets, the fee for the course must be paid in two instalment, in full by 26 October. Your ticket will not be valid until both instalments have been paid and we will email you to remind you about the second instalment before the first session.


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