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University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre first opened 18 years ago, conceived by acclaimed actor Richard Attenborough as a space explicitly for disabled artists and audience members. 17 November saw the soft launch of its new £1.5 million three-gallery space. To celebrate, the space is hosting a major multi-artist exhibition Art, Life, Activism as its inaugural show. Joe Turnbull was in attendance for the launch event.

Installation shot from Art, Life, Activism, featuring Tony Heaton's Gold Lame hanging from the ceiling, Aaron Williamson's sculptures in the foreground, Noëmi Lakmaier's video projected on the back wall and Boobby Baker's drawings on the right.

Installation view of Gallery 1 © 2015, David Wilson Clarke

University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre first opened 18 years ago, conceived by acclaimed actor Richard Attenborough as a space explicitly for disabled artists and audience members. 17 November saw the soft launch of its new £1.5 million three-gallery space. To celebrate, the space is hosting a major multi-artist exhibition Art, Life, Activism as its inaugural show. Joe Turnbull was in attendance for the launch event.

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A photography of Michael Attenborough looking at an exhibit on Disability Rights as part of the Art, Life, Activism exhibition.

Michael Attenborough surveys an exhibit on Disability Rights. © 2015, David Wilson Clarke.

University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre first opened 18 years ago, conceived by acclaimed actor Richard Attenborough as a space explicitly for disabled artists and audience members. 17 November saw the soft launch of its new £1.5 million three-gallery space. To celebrate, the space is hosting a major multi-artist exhibition Art, Life, Activism as its inaugural show. Joe Turnbull was in attendance for the launch event.

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