CRUEL AND UNUSUAL

Curated by Pete Brook and Hester Keijser
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh County Cork, Ireland
Exhibition: 13 June – 7 July 2013
Reception and Gallery Talk by Co-Curator Hester Keijser on Saturday 22 June 2pm

Works by:
Alyse Emdur, Amy Elkins, Araminta De Clermont, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Christiane Feser, Jane Lindsay, Natalie Mohadjer, Deborah Luster, Lizzie Sadin, Yana Payusova and Lori Waselchuck

Worldwide, prisons are ‘home’ to more than 9 million people, and their numbers will only increase over the coming decades.  But what do our various societies seek to accomplish by locking up such massive numbers of offenders? CRUEL AND UNUSUAL is a collection of revealing and quite unexpected photography illustrating life behind bars. The exhibition looks at the ways the prison system is presented in images and how these images are created, distributed and consumed. Continue Reading →