Having organised the Reality of Small Differences last year in a very short time, I thought I’d take a bit more time over Shoddy. And this should make it easier for people to get involved in the project. What’s happened so far July – August – 28 expressions of interest from disabled artists received, the majority via CuratorSpace. … More Shoddy: a rough plan
From The History of the Shoddy-Trade: Its Rise, Progress and Present Position, by Samuel Jubb, published 1860. This is the definitive guide to shoddy, written at the height of manufacturing in Britain, which was largely centred around west Yorkshire particularly Batley, Dewsbury and Morley – which gives us the link to Leeds. Batley is widely … More “Not a single thing belonging the Shoddy system is valueless or useless”
I’m saying that I’m on a mission to raise the profile of disability art and disabled artists in Leeds. So here’s what I mean by disability art… Disability art is art made by disabled people that is based on their experience of disability, i.e. the experience of being a disabled person in a disabling society. … More What is disability art?