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Political activism and disability in art

Our University's new gallery at the Attenborough Arts Centre is to stage its inaugural exhibition from Wednesday 18 November 2015  to 17 January 2016.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England and Michael Attenborough CBE, will attend the opening of the exhibition at a preview event on Tuesday 17 November.

The exhibition, 'Art, Life, Activism' brings together a diverse range of critically acclaimed artists who make artwork informed by the politics of disability. It features sculpture, performance, film, drawing, and photography, and addresses a range of concerns including: political action, economics, mental health, public access, and history.

The exhibition will be held in the Centre’s new £1.5million gallery, which will celebrate its official opening ceremony in January 2016.

Shown together for the first time in Leicester, exhibiting artists Tony Heaton, Aaron Williamson, Noëmi Lakmaier, Adam Reynolds, Bobby Baker, Liz Crow, Simon Raven, Ann Whitehurst and David Hevey, produce critical work that blurs the boundaries between art and politics.

The Attenborough Arts Centre has been supported by the Breaking Barriers Appeal, which aims to help fulfil Richard Attenborough’s original vision to improve access to the arts for all.

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