Until 31st January


Two extraordinary ‘body maps’ will be shared in the double cell at the Museum.

“Body maps are storytelling devices. Like the totems of old, they are made up of symbols that, when viewed together as a whole, tell a story.

As an exercise in empowerment, the creators of these body maps documented their lives as young people, perpetrators of serious violent crime and experience of the criminal justice system.

Contained in these body maps is their story of crime, punishment, power, and (in)justice” (Tara Young and Susie Hulley)

The first map was crafted by Michael, who was convicted of murder when he was 19 years old and received a 27 year sentence; the second by Zachery who was convicted of murder at 17 years old and received a 23-year sentence.

Body Maps