BAD 2024 FESTIVAL

12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

The Arts behind Bars

What is the value of arts programs behind bars? The speakers on this panel have direct experience of arts in the prison system including the visual arts, music and writing. They tell us why these programs are important.

Aunty Barbara Nicholson is the Director of the Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) project which has published Dreaming Inside poetry anthologies by First Nations inmates as well as a new anthology from women in Dyllwinia Correctional Centre. Murray Cook from Community Restorative Centre runs the Songbirds Prison Songwriting, Art and Theatre Program which has released prison songs and artworks and Damian Moss co-manages the Boom Gate art Gallery at Long Bay Correctional Complex.

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