Part and Parcel
To commemorate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. In collaboration with Clare McCormack.
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his part in the struggle against apartheid. Many people around the world continue to be imprisoned for their political beliefs or for protesting against injustice.
Part and Parcel invites members of the public to learn some of these stories, and make artworks to post directly to prison cells. A handmade card, poster or drawing can bring light and colour into an otherwise hostile and cold environment. It is a reminder of a deeply human connection, and lets the prisoner know that they are not alone in striving for a better world. It can be a celebration of the human spirit, of freedom and of bravery, or a simple act of solidarity. Engaging in correspondence also highlights the continued situation of political prisoners around the world, and lets their captors know that the world is watching.
We provide inspiration, support, art materials, and profiles of political prisoners around the world. Not all prisons accept home-made cards, so we scan all artworks and print onto card before posting.
• If you would like to make your own artworks to send, contact me for PDF profiles of the prisoners, including addresses
• Contact me to discuss booking a Part and Parcel workshop or exhibition