Bucks to be home to disability art archive

NDACA 2017

7:52am 8th April 2017

Disability art is going to be celebrated right here in Buckinghamshire, through a £1-million project.

An archive is being created at Bucks New Uni in Wycombe, opening in a year's time.

It'll include physical items, a new website and live events.

The project will be delivered by the disability arts organisation Shape Arts and bring together 2,500 objects celebrating the history of the disability arts movement.

As part of a range of activities nationwide Bucks New University will host a learning wing of NDACA's digital and physical items in the Library at its campus in Queen Alexandra Road.

Professor Tim Middleton, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University, said:

"Bucks New University is delighted to be a partner in the NDACA project with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

"As a University with a commitment to equality and diversity and social justice we are delighted to be hosting the NDACA wing and archive which showcases the rich creative work of artist and activists.

"We are working with NDACA to develop the space and look forward to its opening in 2018 which we will celebrate with a conference and workshops."

The project will also see NDACA deliver a multi-media website and catalogue, a series of films, live events.

The disability arts movement began in the UK in the late 1970s and continues to the present day.

It is the heritage story of a group of disabled people and their allies who broke barriers, helped change the law and made great art and culture along that journey.

The project is also supported by Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bucks New University

NDACA Project Director David Hevey said:

"I am incredibly excited to see the development of the NDACA Wing for Learning at Bucks New University.

"NDACA will offer the students a range of assets for them to engage with our heritage - a story of how disabled people and their allies changed Britain and made great culture about that time."

NDACA has visited the University to showcase the project and illustrate how it is digitising the archive.

It is also working with BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design student Klaudia Sawicka on designs for the wing of physical items.

Klaudia said:

"I have really enjoyed the project.

"I have looked to create a friendly space for people to use and the work has helped me to gain a wider perspective and understand the problems in our communities."

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