Insider Art: VI

  • Posted: Apr 15, 2013

At the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe until 29 April 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with Young in Prison South Africa (YiPSA), is hosting an exhibition entitled: Insider Art: VI at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, on show until 29 April 2013.

The exhibition showcases an exchange of youth solutions to crime and safety through artwork created by young offenders in Pollsmoor Prison and youth at risk from ID Mkhize, Fezeka, Alexandra Sinton and Masiyile High School. The exhibition aims to offer insight into issues of youth incarceration and to share the journey of young people taking pride in being part of the solution to creating a safer South Africa.

YiPSA is a rehabilitative programme working with young offenders aged 14 to 25. Through a holistic approach using arts and culture and sport as the vehicle to rehabilitation, YiPSA, seeks to encourage programme participants to make positive life choices and to develop into successful and contributing members of society.

The programme offers positive mentoring; encourages individual development, and seeks to narrow the wide and difficult gap between release from detention and re-entering society. The organisation’s work is aimed at successfully improving the individual’s chances of reintegration and success in society.

YiPSA will also be launching a ‘special edition’ of its magazine entitled Inside Out.

Inside Outcompiles the creative work of young inmates, giving them a chance to express themselves creatively, and to make their voices heard.  Online versions of the previous issues can be accessed via http://issuu.com/younginprison/docs/yipmag.

The exhibition is on show until 29 April and is open to the public from 10am until 4pm at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St. John’s Road Cape Town.

For more information:

www.younginprison.org.za

EDITOR’S NOTES

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and non-profit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium).

COMMEMORATIVE DAYS – FREE ENTRANCE

Human Rights Day: 21 March
Freedom Day: 27 April
International Museum Day: 18 May
Africa Day: 25 May
Youth Day: 16 June
National Women’s Day: 9 August
Heritage Week: 21 -27 September
National Aids Awareness Day: 1 December
Emancipation Day: 1 December
Day of Reconciliation: 16 December
Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium, free only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day 


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