Art and Conversation – a response to miscarriage of justice

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Date(s) - 19/03/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

White & Case LLP


We are delighted to invite our JUSTICE members to an evening of art and conversation with Patrick Maguire.

Patrick Maguire is a self-taught artist working in charcoal, pastels, ink and pencil. His work reflects his struggles to come to terms with his wrongful imprisonment as a child member of the Maguire Seven, a group of six members of the Maguire family and one family friend falsely convicted in connection with the IRA bombing of a Guildford pub in 1974.

Patrick’s story is known as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British history. Arrested at 13, convicted at 14, imprisoned in an adult high security prison, often in solitary, until he was released in 1980 at age 19. The Maguire Seven were vindicated in 1991, after some members of the family had served up to 16 years.

This is a unique opportunity to see Patrick’s powerful and accomplished works of art, which respond directly to his time spent in prison and the ever present impact of wrongful conviction upon his and his family’s lives, and discuss with him the stories behind his drawings.

JUSTICE’s 2018 report Supporting Exonerees: ensuring accessible, continuing and consistent support sheds light on the devastation caused by wrongful conviction and the inadequate response by Government. This event will consider how those who are wrongly convicted can be better supported and why we should urgently do so.

As a member, you are invited to join us for this special evening and because of limited spaces we invite you to book your place. If you are unsure of your membership number please contact If you are not a member yet you can sign up here.

6pm: Registration and viewing

7pm: In conversation discussion between Jodie Blackstock, Legal Director at JUSTICE and Patrick Maguire, followed by contributions from the floor.