Street Art: Stephen Mundy

Stephen Mundy

Street Art: Giving Marginalised Individuals an Outlet for Creative Expression

Every week in The Big Issue, our Street Art page gives talented, marginalised individuals an outlet for creative expression, as well as a platform to sell their prints through The Big Issue Shop.

Stephen Mundy served two years of a four-year prison sentence at HMP Lewes, Sussex. “I created this image (pictured above) just before I was due to be released from HMP Lewes, Sussex after serving two years of a four-year prison sentence,” says Stephen. “While I was in prison I was given the choice of working in the workshop, or going to education, I chose education. I was very mentally ill, and practising art was a real benefit to my mental health. I applied to college on release but didn’t have anywhere to live. That’s where this piece of art fits in – boarded-up houses, a man with a rucksack, scratching his head, thinking “where to now?” Luckily since release, I have been in temporary, supported housing, and doing well at college.”

Stephen Mundy

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