Belfast Telegraph

Friday 30 January 2015

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."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

A cherished dream is elusive. It will be best to change gear, at least for the immediate future. Pursue a moneymaking opportunity with creative appeal. Getting paid to exercise your imagination will lift your spirits. By the time you finish this assignment, you may be in better condition to pursue your primary goal. A brilliant idea for operating on a shoestring budget will come. At that point, nothing will stand between you and success. Stay calm and take things one step at a time.More