Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment – The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement at The Art House, Wakefield

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Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment – The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement at The Art House, Wakefield
Chair burning during riot in Sheffield, April 1990. No attributable photographer.

Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment – The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement at The Art House, Wakefield, Wakefield 29 January — 7 March 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, 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 a shooting by blind activists during a live BBC TV broadcast and the bombing of Euston Underground station in protest at a lack of accessible transport.

In this exhibition presented at The Art House in Wakefield, 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, artefacts 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.

Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment – The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement at The Art House, Wakefield, Wakefield 29 January — 7 March 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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29 January 2020
5:00pm — 9:00pm

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