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Peter Wayne
Peter Wayne has spent a total of 32 years in Her Majesty’s Prisons. Mr. Wayne is a Wingate Scholar and has had many articles published in national newspapers including, The Times; The Independent; The Observer; The Spectator and the New Statesman.
In Praise of Sport
In Praise of Sport is a collective project by the community of H. M. Prison Wandsworth, conceived and created by Peter Wayne, a prisoner at Wandsworth for 32 months until his release in June 2012.
Taking a year to complete, In Praise of Sport was inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and involved the input of many prisoners and staff during its creation. The completed product is a unique handmade volume of art, prose and poetry.
In Praise of Sport will be publically displayed for the first time in the Hayward Gallery Project Space from Friday 29th June until Sunday 8th July.

On Thursday 5th July at 1pm there is a unique opportunity to hear Peter Wayne talk about the creation of In Praise of Sport from realisation to completion.

‘Coming Up For Air: The Arts as a Redemptive Tool within the Penal Microcosm’, a talk by Peter Wayne

Free admission
Waterloo Sunset Pavilion, Hayward Gallery