Here at Living Life to the Fullest, we are thrilled to say that the artwork of two young disabled artists who participated in our first Arts Retreat in 2017 – facilitated by our brilliant community research partners, Purple Patch Arts – have had their work included in a new exhibition, Rightful Lives. Fraser Carr, Living Life to the Fullest Artist said, “It’s a masterpiece!”
Check out the online exhibition, here! The Living Life to the Fullest project has been located in The Living Room section of the gallery – take a look here!
Fraser Carr and Brandon Styles agreed to be part of Rightful Lives – an online exhibition highlighting the lack of access to human rights experienced by many disabled people (particularly those with autism and/or learning disability), as well as the grave violence experienced by many disabled people and their families through the systemic problems and failures in health and social care. For example, see the Mazars Report (2015) and the recent Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDer) (2015-2018). See here to learn more about the background to Rightful Lives.
Rightful Lives begins on Monday 24th September 2018 and will run for a week. You can follow the progress of the exhibition on Twitter at @RightfulLives or the hashtag #RightfulLives or on Facebook at #RightfulLives.