A group of young ex-offenders have curated an exhibition of art work produced in prisons, secure children’s homes and by people on probation in the North West .
The budding curators have made their selection of work for the exhibtion from a total of 600 pieces of art submitted as North West entries to the 2011 Koestler Awards. The Koestler Awards are an annual national scheme set up by the Koestler Trust, a prison arts charity, that promotes the creation of high quality art by offenders.
'Safety Net of Sky', named after a Koestler Award winning poem, is a display of thought-provoking art work including paintings and drawings.
This exhibtion is the result of a partnership between National Museums Liverpool, the group of young people and Liverpool City Council’s Youth Offending Service.