Exhibition chronicles six years of fighting back on austerity and discrimination

John Pring - 8 November 2018

A new exhibition is charting how artists have fought back against attacks on disabled people’s rights and financial support over the last six years.

Shape Arts’ retrospective, Cumulative Effect: Disability and the Welfare State, looks at how that work has reacted to both government policy on social security and the way society continues to discriminate against disabled people.

The retrospective re-examines key works from the last six years of Shape Open, an annual exhibition of work on a disability-centred theme which is run by the disability arts organisation Shape.... See more

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