PRISONERS ON PRISONERS

cOMMISSIONED BY ripon prison & police museum with hmp askham grange
CONNECTING museum archives
with women in prison
methods
creative workshops, co-produced portraits & films
funded by
Arts Council England supported by Arts & Heritage

Archive images copyright Ripon Museums Trust
Archive images copyright Ripon Museums Trust

Through creative workshops, women in prison at HMP Askham Grange were invited to adopt a woman from the Ripon Prison and Police Museum archives and compare their lives and experiences. This process was captured in co-produced audio and portraits, merging past and present 'mug shots' to create links across time through shared experiences. The resulting installation is both moving and atmospheric.

Prisoners On Prisoners

One of 10 short films made with women at HMP Askham Grange exploring past and present experiences of incarceration.