Artwork exhibition by Tihar inmates to take off in capital

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 18:26

New Delhi: For the first time, artworks by
inmates of Tihar jail will be displayed in an exhibition that
begins on Wednesday in the national capital.

Scheduled to be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre
for the Arts at Janpath, paintings of nearly 35 inmates of
Jail No five will be exhibited.

"It is for the first time that an exhibition on such a
large scale will be held. It will commence on August 12 and
will continue till September 2," law officer and spokesperson,
Tihar Prisons, Sunil Gupta said.
He also said, "Nearly 65 paintings made by our inmates
will be exhibited. These paintings are expressions of the
prisoners."

Painting was encouraged and introduced amongst the
prisoners as a programme for reforms.

"In the process we saw that most of them were blessed and
expressed wonderfully on the canvas. We called in professional
artists to fine tune their work and even started a website
where they could sell their paintings," he said.

Titled `Expressions at Tihar`, Gupta said, "All that you
will see on the canvas is the life led by the inmates".

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 18:26
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