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Workshop | Reimagine Our Communities: Poetry, Poster Making, and Prison Abolition

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Prison abolition requires us to reimagine our communities without relying on policing, prisons, and punishment—creating a more just, equitable, and compassionate world rooted in principles of care and collective liberty.

Join Meanjin–based artists and prison abolitionists Boneta-Marie Mabo and Ruby Wharton to reimagine our communities through creative approaches to poetry, poster making, and prison abolition.

Free and open to all, this drop-in workshop accompanies the socially engaged exhibition You’ll Know It When You Feel It. The IMA Courtyard will also be activated with a new banner made by women and girls supported by prison-advocacy organisation Sisters Inside Inc.

COVID-19 Advice

The IMA strongly encourages mask-wearing onsite in the galleries and for events to keep our community safe. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. ⁠


We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

To find out more, contact us at, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.

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