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Art Exhibition, Wed 29 Jan - Wed 4 Mar 2020, free entry

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable Adjustment

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Drury Lane,
Wakefield,
WF1 2TE

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Wed 29 Jan - Wed 4 Mar Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment
Wed 25 Mar - Sat 16 May Maybelle Peters: Residency Exhibition

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Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment – The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement

In the late 1980s, disabled activists named Reasonable Adjustment (RAD) fought Margaret Thatcher’s right-wing government and an oppressive medical establishment to gain rights. Regarded as terrorists by some and freedom fighters by others, their actions included shooting a prominent geneticist who advocated euthanasia in utero for those with conditions such as spina bifida, bombings of inaccessible train stations and the siege of a benefits office.

In this exhibition Justin Edgar showcases artefacts he has collected over 30 years which document the Reasonable Adjustment movement, including photographs he took as an art student during the height of their activity in the early 1990’s. The exhibition will also include posters, weapons and a 1991 television documentary on Reasonable Adjustment previously thought lost, but recently rediscovered. In the light of nine years of austerity cuts to disabled people, some might say it’s as though RAD never happened at all.

This project premieres here at The Art House and will tour to the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester and the Worcester Arts Workshop.

This exhibition was produced in partnership with Unlimited.

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Dates Times
Wed 29 Jan - Wed 4 Mar 2020

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Free entry

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Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access