“Journey into Light”, an exhibition of prisoners’ artwork, is coming to Norbury in May. The Exhibition will run from Thursday 9th May to Saturday 18th May, 12.00– 4.00pm each day. From its launch in Chester Cathedral last September, it is being displayed in 25 churches in the Chester Diocese. We at Norbury are thrilled to be one of them.
The artwork has been created by prisoners from Styal and Thorn Cross. The aim of the Exhibition is to demonstrate the experiences of prisoners and the stories behind their convictions and sentences. The hope is that visitors to the Exhibition will gain an insight into their lives, their sensitivity, their compassion and their humanity.
Through their art, prisoners have discovered new ways to explore and express their emotions and thoughts.
If you can identify with some of the choices, mistakes and circumstances that the prisoners have faced, then the artists have fulfilled their goal, to connect with others.
Hopefully visitors will leave the exhibition with a greater understanding of how prisoners feel and communicate, and perhaps share in this celebration of renewal and restoration, the foundation stones central to the chaplaincies and the life of our prisons.