KIN is an arts and justice organisation.
We work on creative projects with people who have lived experience of the criminal justice system.
We are based in Nipaluna (Hobart, Tasmania) and our projects take place in prisons, in galleries, in theatres, in the community and online. Often collaborative, they work across outcomes with community, artistic, and academic focuses.
Our projects build on the existing strength, resilience, creativity and ethical thinking of the people we work with.
We emphasise the shared responsibility of justice. To us, success means building responsible and honest relationships between convicted people and their communities.
We respect the primacy of First Nations and survivors voices and we strive for transparency in our processes, so get in touch if you want to know more about us and the way we work.
KIN is run by founder and creative director James Brennan, an artist, and former parole officer.
His work pursues creative solutions to criminal justice challenges, and is made with artistic, academic, corrections and community partners. He has presented the findings of his artistic work and research with artists and ex-offenders at the Anti-Exclusion Symposium, Singapore; Australian New Zealand Society of Criminologists (ANSZOC); and The Reintegration Puzzle Conference with renowned criminologist Dr Anna Eriksson.
He is also currently a creative associate for MONA FOMA Festival, and a PHD student researching the use of arts to develop reintegration rituals for former prisoners at the University of Tasmania.
Please get in touch at [email protected]