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Longford Trust scholars exhibit in 250th RA Summer Exhibition

Longford Trust scholars exhibit in 250th RA Summer Exhibition

Two recipients of The Longford Trust scholarship have been selected to exhibit their work in the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, which opened to the public today.

The Longford Trust awards scholarships to young serving and ex-prisoners to go to university to continue their rehabilitation.

Both Paul Grady and Lee Cutter have been supported by The Longford Trust to continue their arts education, and their work is now being shown alongside established artists such as Anish Kapoor, David Hockney and Tracey Emin. Find out more about their exhibited pieces below.

12 Months Hard Labour, Paul Grady

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Grady is a current Longford scholar. He made one drawing a month for a year in his series 12 Months Hard Labour. This piece was drawn in January.

Prison Culture, Lee Cutter

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Cutter is a former Longford scholar and is currently a Longford mentor and works at Koestler Trust. Prison Culture is made of 99 soap carvings, with soap from HMP Wormwood Scrubs. [Update: Prison Culture has now sold.]

This years annual Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has been curated by Grayson Perry to the theme of “art made now”.  You can see Grady and Cutter’s work, and the rest of the exhibition, every day until 19 August 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition