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About the exhibition 

Crip Arte Spazio is a huge, joyous, and exuberant celebration showcasing the dynamism, wit, and grandeur of the Disability Arts Movement (DAM).  The DAM aligned art with the fight for rights, broke barriers, and ultimately affected changes in UK law, while making great art about doing so.

As if an electric demonstration of crip creatives have arrived in Venice, the exhibition explodes in the venue, with huge protest banners, cartoon panels, large-scale projected artist films, photography, graphic novels, and campaign merchandise.  

Exhibiting artists

Terence Birch, Tony Heaton OBE, Jameisha Prescod, Abi Palmer, Ker Wallwork, Tanya Raabe-Webber, Jason Wilsher-Mills. 

Crip Arte Spazio, supported by Shape Arts’ National Disability Movement Archive and Collection (NDMAC), will also showcase archival work from the activist street photographer, Keith Armstrong (1950 – 2017), whose work catalogues the front line of the fight for rights and contextualises the exhibition. 

Event details and accessibility

6pm – Ribbon cutting by Peter Heslip, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council England 

The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Full access information will be available on via the online event listing at shapearts.org.uk.

Contact 

For press enquiries, please contact Elinor Hayes [email protected] 

For accessibility information and requests, please contact Emily Roderick [email protected] 

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