Jerwood Foundation

Fine Cell Work Tapestry

Sage, Gateshead

Unveiled in February 2010

Jerwood Foundation supported Fine Cell Work's creation of the 3.5 x 1.5m tapeestry entitled Bridging the Gap the Sage Gateshead which was unveiled in February 2010. It took seven prisoners two years to make. The design was developed from the prisoners' drawings and ideas and featurescolourful kites and two silhouettes f faces in profile. the finished work mixes stem stitch, chain stitch and kantha work, on chiffon, voile and felt. On the reverse the prisoners have embroidered words to describe their feelings. Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products, helping to rehabilitate prisoners by giving them the opportunity to earn and save money and the chance to reflect on and rebuild their lives through craft and achievement.

Sage Gateshead

Designed by Foster and Partners, Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery which opened on the banks of the River Tyne in the North East of England in 2004. It is pioneering a fresh approach to musical discovery that enables everyone to become involved in, stimulated and excited by music, regardless of their age or ability.

Fine Cell Work Tapestry © The Sage, Gateshead