Narrative: The Koestler Scotland Exhibition 2017

 

The Koestler Scotland exhibition has returned to The Tramway in Glasgow.  A few weeks ago I attended the opening of this excellent exhibition.  I was kindly invited once again by a client who is presently in prison.  This client’s work had been chosen to be shown in this year’s exhibition and his work has been exhibited many times at other Koestler Exhibitions.  The thing that I find disappointing is that he never gets to see his work on display.  Each year, however, he arranges for me to attend the opening and in return I report back to him on how it went.  Attending Koestler exhibitions is one of the highlights of my year.  I am not artistic in any way but I find it fascinating that there is huge artistic talent hidden away in  our prisons.  Thankfully the Koestler Trust enables these talents to be seen.

This year’s exhibition is curated by Jenni Fagan.  Follow this link to an article in The National which provides more details.

The exhibition is on at The Tramway until 22 December 2017. It is free and  I thoroughly  recommend a visit.

 

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Mr Smith studied Law at the University of Aberdeen and completed his diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde in 2002. Mr Smith trained at a firm in Ayr receiving a broad training in criminal, civil and conveyancing. He moved to Glasgow in 2005 to work for a well-known high street legal aid Firm where he became a Partner.

Mr Smith joined McGreevy & Co., in December 2012 bringing with him to the Firm his knowledge of Criminal Defence, Prison Law and Parole. Mr Smith has a keen interest in the representation of Life Prisoners and all of the issues surrounding their imprisonment. Mr Smith is also a Notary Public.

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