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A History of Women's Prisons: an artwork exhibition

Venue: External

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This is a collaborative project between academic Susy Menis and artists Noriko Hisazumi and Fabiana Vigna. The artwork in A History of Women’s Prisons: an artwork exhibition draws upon historical criminological research on the theme of the reform of the prisoner during nineteenth-century England. The artwork focuses on the emotional tension between the penal aim of reformation and the effects it may have had on the prisoner. The main aim of the project is to problematise imprisonment through visual representation. The artwork exhibition creates a platform for discussion concerning social justice. Set in the evocative and atmospheric Crypt Gallery, it brings to life intangible sensations- the exhibition space becomes a site for reflection.

The Crypt Gallery,
Euston Road,


The exhibition will be open from 24 May to 2 June, 11am-5pm (Mon-Sun). Please be aware that the entrance to the Crypt is not wheelchair-friendly (Please visit for further information). Access is via the gate into the car park from Dukes Road.

The private view is open to all, and it takes place on Friday 24 May, 6-9pm (please note that photographs will be taken).

The exhibition is supported by Birkbeck School of Law Research Committee and Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant (Please visit  for further information).

The exhibition is free but registration is reccomended

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