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In Place of Hate, Ikon Gallery

March 16 2018

British artist Edmund Clark is Ikon’s artist-in-residence (2014–2018) at Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon, in Buckinghamshire. In Place of Hate (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 6 Dec 2017 - 11 Mar 2018) is the culmination of his residency, comprising photography, video and installation. Clark,...

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Edmund Clark: ‘The intervention, the control, the censorship is part of what I do’

February 1 2018

Anna McNay writes: "Edmund Clark isn’t one to pick easy subjects for his work. As an editorial photographer, he found himself working with teenage fathers and elderly prisoners, and this set him on his route to working with terror suspects, prisoners in Guantánamo Bay, and, most recently, a three-year...

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Edmund Clark: In Place of Hate

January 18 2018

Rosalind Duguid writes in her interview with Edmund Clark for Elephant magazine: "In the first room of Edmund Clark’s exhibition at Ikon Gallery, a low white wall demarcates a small rectangular space. Built into the top of this wall is a lightbox layered with an array of pressed wild flowers. It’s...

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Art at HMP Grendon 2017

December 15 2017

Last week saw the third annual exhibition of the prisoners’ artwork held at HMP Grendon. Organised by the inmates themselves under the supervision of Edmund Clark the exhibition was visited by over 60 invited artists, curators, writers and other interested guests, as well as many of the staff. ...

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Edmund Clark’s immersive study of prison life goes on show at the Ikon Gallery

December 10 2017

Donatella Montrone writes in her article in the British Journal of Photography: "As an artist-in-residence for three years, the self-taught photographer immersed himself in prison life, working closely with inmates, wardens and therapeutic staff to create In Place of Hate, a multi-faceted series that,...

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