Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Prison art exhibition at Waterfront

JUSTICE Minister David Ford has officially opened an exhibition of prisoner art at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

The event, run by the Prison Art Foundation (PAF), continues until August 10 to coincide with the World Police and Fire Games and features artefacts made by prisoners who were in each of Northern Ireland's prisons, with some of the exhibits dating back to the Maze.

Joining Mr Ford was comedienne Nuala McKeever, the partner of PAF director Mike Moloney, who died in April of this year.

"Prison can be a lonely place and for many people can be an unnerving, tumultuous and troubling experience," Mr Ford said. "Through art, prisoners can express their inner feelings, make sense of their current situation and, most importantly of all, be offered a path to rehabilitation."

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