UK Disability History Month takes place from 22 Nov – 22 Dec. This year’s theme is Disability and Art, so I hosted Art Chat at Leeds Art Gallery on Friday 24th November, with a focus on disabled people and the Gallery. The publicity for the event said: Thinking about Leeds Art Gallery as a building and about the artworks … More UK Disability History Month event: Disabled people and the gallery
Shoddy will have a stall at the Artists Book Market 2017, which takes place at the Baltic on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, 10am – 5pm on both days. Following a successful stall at the International Contemporary Artists Book Fair at the Tetley earlier this year, Carrie Scott Huby and I will be travelling … More Shoddy at Baltic Artists Book Market 13 & 14 May
I’m looking forward to visiting Thackray Uncovered, a new exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum 13th March – 30th June, particularly because two of the three artists involved took part in Shoddy exhibitions last year. Also because I worked with the Thackray to deliver a workshop about Lorina Bulwer’s workhouse embroideries. Gemma Nash and Hayley … More Thackray Uncovered
Originally posted on Longbarrow Blog:
Independent Publishers Book Fair, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 26 Nov 2016 (Tom Rodgers) The city-states of ancient Greece had a name for their artistic, political and spiritual centre: the agora, an open, expansive ‘gathering place’, in which the polis would assemble for military duty and listen to consular speeches. Over…
2016 has been a difficult year, for disabled people and many others. Shoddy aimed to produce something positive, to show the creativity of disabled artists and the strength of disabled people. So, despite everything, 2016 has been a good year for Shoddy. Our fantastic and hugely successful exhibition featuring amazing artists took place, which led … More Shoddy’s year in numbers
This week Shoddy will be honoured as one of the winners of this year’s Love Arts Awards. The awards celebrate the work of people and organisations who are involved mental health and the arts in Leeds, so I’m really pleased and proud to be included in the list of winners. The awards will be given … More Shoddy wins Love Arts Award!
There are still a few of the artists from the original Shoddy exhibition in April that I haven’t featured on this blog. In some cases, this was because their work was difficult to represent and do credit to, perhaps because of the media used. Katy White’s audio visual piece in the exhibition, Kicking Up A … More Kicking Up a Dust