Images Tracie and Deborah
Commissioned by Creativity Works
creativityworksfor everyone.co.uk

Drawing Together

Exploring the capacities we have to make and sustain relationships in unusual circumstances, I set up conversations through drawing between women involved with the criminal justice system (CJS) and contemporary women artists in Bristol and surrounding areas. A bit like having a penpal, the women didn't meet while they were corresponding.

Initiated in each case by someone in the CJS setting, the conversations continued for between two and nine drawings. A publication, website and exhibition were produced.

We went on to connect with women artists from around the world.

Another version of the project happened in Peterborough, linking male inmates of the city's prison with local artists.