In 1963, the colour of the walls at Tasmania’s Risdon Prison led the Mercury newspaper in Hobart to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’.
Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.
Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works, featuring: a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvatore. Time moves differently on the inside.
Artworks by: Samuel + Kristy, Michael + Tess, Dexter + Patrick, Karen + Maria.