With the support of education staff and overseers, an inmate at Broken Hill Correctional Centre inmate continues to excel in his artistic endeavours.
The talented artist, who has been painting for 10 years, has recently won first, second and third place in the 2015 Silver City Show. His work has also featured in a local exhibition of Aboriginal art.
Earlier this year, the inmate gained carpentry skills while completing the Certificate III in Civil Construction. Since then he’s been constructing and decorating picnic tables for the prison. The decorative tables are popular amongst inmates and visitors.
Staff are often nominating new projects for the inmate to continue practising his artistic and new skills. Senior Overseer Gary Dickson, who encouraged the inmate to enter his art work in the 2015 Silver City Show, has recently given him the opportunity to recycle ashtrays into bird baths. Each bird bath is adorned with his art and will soon be displayed around the centre.
Senior Overseer Gary Dickson, the inmate, Literacy teacher Kim Vodic and SCO Jason Gould