Sitting Proud - Peter Thomas
The above sculpture is currently on display at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre in London. It's already attracted a bit of controversy, not because it was produced in Dumfries or because it was made by a Doonhamer. It's controversial because Peter Thomas created it in HMP Dumfries, where he was incarcerated as a serial sex offender.
The piece was selected for the Koestler Trust's Art By Offenders exhibition which was curated by a group of magistrates under an exploration of the themes of judgement, art and crime.
Channel 4 report it here whilst the Sunday Express continue their current 'hang-em high' theme here.
Posted by MMac