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Turn HMP Pentonville into Museum of Outsider Art (MOA)

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  Michael Gove wants to sell the inner city victorian prisons as prime London real estate. Outsider Art needs a proper home, a theatre, studios, film and gallery space.  ‘Wouldn’t it be a great idea to turn Pentonville into a massive art museum?’  A global attraction, a permanent home for Outsider Art. Giving back to a community – a place where transformation and change can take place. A place to change the status of Outsider Art and do something for the people of the UK – all the people of the UK – rather than selling it off for flats. I run a prison charity and I do agree that the victorian prisons are not fit for purpose, I also am a social entrepreneur and museum fanatic and I have a vision. The lofty wings would make an exciting and dramatic back drop to exciting and dramatic art from marginalised communities. A place where theatre companies such as Debarred and writers like Dean Stalham could develop work.  Art that can be taken seriously in a city centre multi-million pound facility. Art that challenges and arrests and asks questions and is difficult and fun all at the same time. It would be perfect. MOA (Museum of Outsider Arts) would house studios and prison industry outlets as well as visiting exhibitions from world famous Outsider Artists. People like Delaine and Damian Le Bas.  Something for everyone.  

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