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
Two of the pieces that featured in the Shoddy exhibition made another appearance on Sunday 4th Sept at the start of DPAC’s week of action. Vickie Orton’s Maze of Life and Lesley Illingworth’s Story Telling Coat were part of a “disobedient exhibition”, Art4Rights, that took over space in the Tate Modern for a few hours. … More Shoddy artists part of guerilla gallery at Tate Modern
Check out the gallery on the Art4Rights website, set up as part of DPAC’s Week of Action #rightsnotgames, 4th-10th Sept 2016. You might see a couple of familiar artworks… https://art4rightsdpac.wordpress.com/