Shoddy cut-up poetry

Leeds Survivors Poetry wrote a few poems inspired by Shoddy’s themes, and performed a couple at the exhibition launch event in Leeds on 6th April. There are a couple more poems to share. I love this clever cut-up by Liz Helliwell – created entirely from words found on this blog. Hidden self That is why … More Shoddy cut-up poetry

1940s: reforms aimed to improve disabled people’s lives

Shoddy opened at Batley Art Gallery on 28th May, coinciding with Batley Vintage Day. This event has a focus on the 1940s, which is a time of significant changes for disabled people and wider society. As Shoddy protests the dismantling of the welfare state and huge cuts to public services, it’s timely to look back … More 1940s: reforms aimed to improve disabled people’s lives

Eye-opening work, some really stunning pieces!

  I’ve just finished collating and thinking about the feedback that visitors to the exhibition have given. It was a pleasant task as the feedback was overwhelmingly very positive, praising both the exhibition as a whole and individual artworks. There was some constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement as well, which I was also pleased to read … More Eye-opening work, some really stunning pieces!