The exhibition will then continue until Saturday 16th April. Open every day (apart from Sunday) 12 – 7 pm.
Shoddy is the name for new cloth made from woollen waste and recycled fabric. This original meaning is now largely unknown, and the word has come to mean of inferior quality, shabby or broken-down. This is the starting point for a project by disabled artists working with woollen or other yarns and fabrics, or recycled and reused textile materials.
We are challenging ideas that disabled people are second-rate. Instead, we think that “shoddy” could be used to describe the government’s treatment of disabled people, with cuts to welfare benefits and public services.
BSL interpreter at the launch event.
The venue is an ex-showroom. It’s wheelchair accessible with parking in nearby streets. Please get in touch for more detailed access information.
More information: https://shoddyexhibition.wordpress.com/
Image: Andrew Towse & Anne-Marie Atkinson.
Supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.