Art in Prisons Report

This report was commissioned by Arts Access Australia through UTS Shopfront to examine evidence for the value of visual arts programs in Australian prisons and their impact on adult inmates.

Alexandra Djurichkovic, Social Inquiry student at the University of Technology, Sydney, carried out a literature review examining the educational, recreational and therapeutical impacts and philosophies behind prison art programs in Australia, New Zealand and the US. How they are implemented and how success is measured. 

Her report has been published by UTS ePress as a UTS Shopfront Student Series monograph, 'Art in Prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations'

It includes a foreword by Gareth Wreford and an annotated bibliography of relevant literature.

Alex's work was supervised by Damien Spry (UTS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences) and Lisa Andersen and supported by CAMRA.

Download the Report.

See also:

'Releasing Creativity', UTS News, March 2011