Handprinted flyers

To promote ‘Shush, Snip, Rip’ we are hand printing a flyer with letterpress type on recycled paper using reclaimed ‘Adana 8 x 5’ printmaking machine.

Look out for these unique flyers at various locations around York. And if you want us to come along and print some for you get in touch.

How many forms did you fill out today?

By Kerry Fox aka, The Mother Carer includes an arm chair, distressed and decorated, with endless reams of paperwork she’s previously completed while on a journey with her son that is, in her words;

‘Every education health and care plan, every social care plan, every letter and report from countless health professionals, endless requests for a carer assessment that never comes.

Tribunal documents from the legal cases you fight to ensure your child has an education, the 12 years of clinical negligence litigation, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment.

Assessments, reviews, on a repeat cycle, the annual review for education, for social care, for continuing health care, for learning disabilities, for neurology.

Each twisted form and document, each turn of bureaucracy, each rupture, tied, tension bound and wrapped, taut and fraught, heavy, teetering, repeat……..

How many forms did you fill out today?’

Access Cloaks

‘Access Cloaks’ by Alfie Fox, an established, award-winning multimedia artist who works with Pyramid, Holbeck, Leeds. Alfie was born with cerebral palsy and CVI. (Cerebral Visual Impairment).  For the past 2 years Alfie has been making four giant textile cloaks funded by Arts Council England on a project called Leeds Access Cloaks. To make the cloaks, Alfie has worked with children & adults with disabilities city-wide to make weather-proof giant cloaks that were temporarily installed at four important cultural venues across the City of Leeds: Leeds City Museum, Hyde Park Picture House, The Carriageworks Theatre & Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

For ‘Shush, Snip, Rip’ Alfie will work with local disabled people from Blueberry Academy to create a number of access cloaks. This will reflect on histories of disabled people in the workhouse and current experiences of accessibility for disabled people and their families.

Alfie’s Access Cloaks advocates and challenges people’s perspective of access for people with disabilities and incorporates the difficulties he has personally faced as a young man with multiple disabilities.