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Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement- curated by Anna Berry.

Anna Berry's curated exhibition, Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement will be running from Sat 11th January to Sun 22nd March 2020 at MAC Birmingham.

As part of DASH's Curatorial Commissions Programme, Anna Berry has been undertaking a year-long placement at MAC. She has been working closely with their Visual Arts team to learn how they approach the curation of their shows. This exhibition, developed and curated by Anna, is the culmination of her placement, showcasing her new skills while linking to the wider programme at MAC.

This exhibition presents some of the art work, along with objects used by Disability Rights activists, that raised awareness and effected political change for disabled people. The Disability Arts Movement were a civil rights group of artists and activists who fought the marginalisation of disabled people. Their work supported the struggle of Disability Rights activists, which led to the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995.

The long term aim of the Curatorial Commissions programme is to support the development of Deaf and Disabled curators, so they can become the Directors/ Curators/ Programmers of the future, addressing the cultural changes that must be made within the visual arts sector in order for it to become a more inclusive and accessible art form.

Her exhibition will be running from Sat 11th January to Sun 22nd March 2020 between 9am and 9pm in the Arena Gallery, MAC Birmingham. FREE admissions.

Access: BSL Tour on 1st February. The exhibition is on the ground floor of MAC which has wheelchair access.

For more information, visit Anna Berry's Curatorial Residency page.