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Sunday, October 16, 2011

'The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.' Dostoyevsky

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

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