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PETER DOHERTY v BARLINNIE PRISON Tickets | Platform At Argyle Street Arches Glasgow  | Wed 22nd September 2021 Lineup


Platform At Argyle Street Arches in Glasgow

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

7:00pm til 11:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

Exclusive exhibition of the Libertines frontman and Barlinnie prison artists, first UK date. plus Disco Punk DJ Set from Peter Doherty & Bosco.

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PETER DOHERTY v BARLINNIE PRISON on Wednesday 22nd September 2021


Collection of photography and art from Doherty and Barlinnie artists, will give fans an intimate glimpse into the iconic singers world...

'PETER DOHERTY v BARLINNIE PRISON', an exclusive exhibition of the Libertines frontman and Barlinnie prison artists, gets its first UK date, which has been announced today (Wednesday 16th June) at Platform (formerly the Arches)

Launch night in Glasgow will include Disco Punk DJ Set from Peter Doherty & Bosco.

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Opening 22nd September 2021, Peter Doherty v Barlinnie, is the first major exhibition exploring prison reform, rehabilitation and redemption between Scottish prisoners and The Libertines frontman Peter Doherty.
In Peter Doherty v Barlinnie, curator and artist Joe Henry, will use the traditional life drawing class to stage a performance and event inside the gates of Barlinnie prison, with Doherty as model and subject.
The exhibition will present the resulting 11 drawings from the inmates, to be presented alongside a selection of Doherty's own artworks chosen by Doherty himself and curator Joe Henry, that depict Doherty's subversive world of art, music and poetry, and his far reaching influence on popular culture.
The drawings included in the exhibition will be created July 2021, during a one-day life drawing class, using Doherty as the life class model. The class will be held at the Fife college Art Room inside the gates of Barlinnie prison and include eleven artists drawn from Barlinnie's diverse prisoner communities, ranging in age from 19 to 65, with varying backgrounds and levels of education and experience. The exhibition will also include photography from Sarah Thompson and Pauline Darley.

Henry's collaboration with Doherty as the subject is essential to his concept. A pioneer artist & musician. Doherty has been described as the modern day Jack Kerouac, his poets are for the romantics & his music is the rebellious sound of youth.
Following the radical tradition of the Scottish bard Robert Burns, a man with a lifestyle seen in its day as every bit as wild as Doherty's, The Libertines frontman has also himself spent time behind prison bars, and knows the importance of prison reform, rehabilitation and redemption for these new artists.
As part of the exhibition there will be an introduction written text / essay from Christopher Bailey (head of art, World Health Organisation), on the importance of creation in confinement and using art as a form of healing.
Peter Doherty v Barlinnie will open 22nd September 2021 at Platform gallery, (formely the Arches) Glasgow. 253 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL
Tickets available from Skiddle and Tickets Scotland.
Launch night in Glasgow will include Disco Punk DJ Set from Peter Doherty & Bosco. From 7pm till Midnight
Mick Stoney, Barlinnie Governer said;
“Art in prison provides the opportunity for expression and is a form of coping, creating something positive and a chance for the men to see themselves as something different. This project provides an injection of energy that prisons often need to support engagement and change. The chance to have their art displayed publicly will be affirmation that they can create a new identity and have the skill to contribute positively, a unique project which I hope leads to positive outcomes for all involved”.
Joe Henry curator said;
I've always been a fan of Pete Doherty. His poetry and his music have influenced a generation. His artwork has the same chaotic punk energy of his sound and is similar in style to the art of Jean Michel Basquiat.
This exhibition will see Pete on a different platform, behind the prison gates of Scotland's toughest prison, Barlinnie. Working with mixed media artists, using Doherty as their canvas to work from. We are hoping by staging this event, that this will inspire the participating artists on their road to recovery, and bring the conversation of prison reform to a bigger audience.'


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