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Street artist brightens up Norway police cells. VIDEO INTERVIEW: Briton Jamie Paul Scanlon tags some of the walls in Stavanger police station’s solitary isolation holding cells in a collaborative project The aim of the project presently being undertaken at the facility in western Norway’s Rogaland County is to make the walls less gloomy and a little more comfortable and hopefully inspire those put there in some way. One of the images is features a representation of UK street artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy’s daughter.

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Street artist brightens up Norway police cells

Published on Monday, 15th June, 2015 at 18:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Briton Jamie Paul Scanlon tags some of the walls in Stavanger police station’s solitary isolation holding cells in a collaborative project

One of the works in police holding cell
One of the works in police holding cell
Photo: ©2015 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


The aim of the project presently being undertaken at the facility in western Norway’s Rogaland County is to make the walls less gloomy and a little more comfortable and hopefully inspire those put there in some way.

One of the images is features a representation of UK street artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy’s daughter.

It was unveiled on the same day of reports that the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture criticised Norwegian police for their treatment of people held.

The CPT has censured the move of detaining them in these solitary isolation cells for periods of some days for 22 years.

“I think it’s very good that the Norwegian Police are embracing street art in this way, that it’s not all about destruction,” Mr Scanlon, who is purely tagging the walls and in no way being held by police, tells The Foreigner.

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Published on Monday, 15th June, 2015 at 18:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: police, streetart, tagging, cells, jail, prisoners.





  
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