Art, Life, Activism

18 Nov 2015 – 17 Jan 2016

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Attenborough Arts Centre

Leicestershire, United Kingdom


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Attenborough Arts opens its new gallery with an exhibition by acclaimed artists who make artwork informed by the politics of disability featuring sculpture, performance, film, drawing and photography.


Exhibition highlights include Tony Heaton's 'Gold Lamé' an NHS issued disability car sprayed gold and suspended from the gallery's double height ceiling; 'Topsey Turvey: The Revolutionary Art of Jim Chosen' one of two installations by Aaron Williamson; works by the documentary photographer David Hevey creator of the acclaimed BBC series 'The Disabled Century', 'Diary Drawings' by Bobby Baker, and a new performance by Noëmi Lakmaier best known for her 2012 piece 'One Morning in May' when she crawled from Tower Hamlets to the City of London. 

Art, Life, Activism presents works by leading contemporary artists that challenge your perception of disability in society. 

An opening preview takes place on Tuesday 17 November, 6pm - 9pm. Tickets are FREE, but advanced booking is strongly advised at www.attenborougharts.com

Thursday 10 December, 5.30pm - 9pm Attenborough Forum Art, Life, Activism: Talks and performance.

Guided tours:
Every Wednesday during the exhibition, 12.30pm - 1.15pm, FREE.
Join our curators for a deeper insight into the exhibition and the ideas behind it. 

Group tours:
Book in advance so we can tailor to the needs of your group. Maximum 25 people in group, including assistants. For more information or to book, please email arts-education@le.ac.uk or call 0116 252 2455.

Family workshops in the gallery:
Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm, FREE, book in advance or sign up on the day. 
Explore themes, materials and ideas from the exhibition with our friendly learning team and lead artist Jo Dacombe. No experience needed. 

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