Activist - Artist - Author
Damien runs the art business Vigilante Studios, specialising in photo-realistic drawings using graphite. In 2021, Damien illustrated the book This is Ear Hustle under a contract with Random House. Commissions are currently closed as Damien is in the process of curating a major international exhibition, scheduled for May 2024.
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In the Press
Damien gives interviews and talks regarding the prison system, alongside his various projects. Click here for a complete collection of Damien’s publications and press appearances.
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Damien Linnane is the author of the thriller novel Scarred, which was shortlisted for the QWC Adaptable program. He has also written for several news websites and academic sources.
Self-taught while in prison, Damien is also an artist, has held six solo art exhibitions, and is the illustrator of the book This is Ear Hustle.
Damien holds a master's degree in Information Studies and is currently completing a PhD in law. He also lobbies for better educational programs and mental health support for incarcerated people, and is available for interviews and speaking appearances.