I will be re-exhibiting “And The Odds & Sods…” at
Shape Open Retrospective at Hoxton Arches
Cumulative Effect: Disability and the welfare state
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Assistance Act, a key pillar to the welfare state structure which still forms the framework of UK public services today. Whilst, overall, the 1948 welfare state settlement has served society well, the supposedly “cradle-to-grave” state has arguably failed to guarantee against the poverty and exclusion of millions of disabled people. A retrospective of the past six years of the Shape Open, this exhibition re-examines a selection of key works, considering the history of disability policy and life for disabled people in a welfare state.