Hello and welcome to Sounds of… a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of Arts Council England, in which we explore the impact of art and music on our lives. In today’s episode Drum and Brass director, Julie Hoggarth talks to the artist “Ruinbow” about his art and wellbeing.
The artist known as "Ruinbow" discovered a passion for art while serving a custodial sentence. On release, he contacted Drum and Brass via the No Bars project. We offered him some mentoring and he chose to work on ideas to market his Banksie-inspired artwork.
In this podcast Julie and Ruinbow talk about prison and release, and how art is both escapism and purpose for Ruinbow.