‘Xtensions Part 1' is a special solo exhibition awarded to David Jones, one of six award winners of Outside In 2009. As well as his own exhibition, David was also given an artist residency at Pallant House Gallery where he worked on pieces for the exhibition.

Although David has always been interested in art, it was only when he was in prison for a year, following years of drug addiction that he picked up art again through the prison art group. Unable to sleep at night, he spent hours drawing and painting which he says was a therapeutic tool for him. After leaving prison, David then went on to sell The Big Issue, which he has now been selling for ten years and became involved in Creative Futures, a Brighton-based project that develops and promotes marginalised artists. It was Creative Futures who entered David's deeply moving work entitled ‘In Awe' into the Outside In exhibition, and visitors can see a similar piece inspired by this award winning painting in the forthcoming exhibition.

 

David Jones: Xtensions Part One from Pallant House Gallery on Vimeo.