Prison Drawings | Thursday 6 June 2019 at 8 pm

The exhibition 'The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future' is the occasion for a series of conversations about the strongly changing role of museums within communities. This talk show pays attention to projects with prisoners.


Since 2015, S.M.A.K. has been organizing on a regular basis workshops in the prison of Ghent together with the SKI and De Rode Antraciet. These workshops resulted in 'The Borderline Books', a series of art books containing a dialogue in drawings between prisoners of the Ghent prison and students of the SKI (Secondary Art Institute).

In the S.M.A.K. Moves pavilion you can visit the exhibition 'The Borderline Books' and the book 'Prison Drawings' is presented. What does it mean to work with detainees and why is there a need for such projects?

Practical information:

  • Thursday 6 June 2019 at 8 pm
  • Admission: museum ticket. Reservation via reservation@smak.be
  • In Dutch.

S.M.A.K. Moves - Talk shows

The exhibition 'The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future' is the occasion for a series of conversations about the strongly changing role of museums within communities. Whereas in the past museums mainly worked from an art-historical perspective, attention is now shifting to social relevance and the role that the public plays in this.

In five talk shows, Katleen Vermeulen (Amarant) receives various partners from the S.M.A.K. Moves programme, the educational and guide activities. This includes, among other things, the structural effect of S.M.A.K. on projects with prisoners, refugees, people with dementia, young people and children. The talk shows start at 16:00. With the exception of the talk show ‘Prison Drawings’ during the nocturne of Thursday 6 June at 20:00.

  • 22 May 2019 - Education
  • 29 May 2019 - Projects with young people
  • 6 June 2019 - Prison Drawings - exceptionnaly at 20:00
  • 19 June 2019 - Refugees
  • 18 September 2019 - Dementia DEMO MEMO

in category: S.M.A.K. Moves Prisoners