This bursary, established by Shape in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds, is for mid-career disabled visual artists and offers a three month residency at a high profile gallery and £5000 bursary. In 2014 our successful recipient was Aaron McPeake, who took up residency at Spike Island, Bristol.

Venue: Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford City, The Street, London, E20 1EJ

Exhibition dates: 19 June - 16 August 2014-06-03
Wed - Sat 10am - 6pm
Free admission

Opening Party: 18 June 6-9PM

Shape's annual Shortlist exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the breadth of talent and standard of submissions to this unique and notable art award.

Exhibiting artists: Christopher Sacre, David Lock, The Vacuum Cleaner and Aaron McPeake (2014 bursary recipient).

Christopher Sacre

Sacre uses his work to explore Deaf culture, identity and experience to promote greater awareness and profile within the mainstream.  Plaster cast filled condom forms, Sacre's 'Babies', provide a playful reemerging motif throughout his work, which he explores in a variety of graphic and sculptural manifestations.

David Lock

Lock's paintings utilise a collagist approach; piecing together body parts from a variety of mainstream magazines to construct ambiguous paintings combining beauty and the imperfect. The paintings seek to address contemporary ideas of masculinity, towards something more awkward and troubling than the idealized subjects in which they are often derived from.

The Vacuum Cleaner

The Vacuum Cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. He employs various creative legal and illegal tactics to mock, brandalise and disrupt concentrations of power, through site-specific performance, street-based intervention and film.

Aaron McPeake (2014 ARMB Bursary recipient)

McPeake works with numerous media from bronze casting to film, photography and sound. His work places emphasis on the possibility for many types of readings. He views the process of making artwork as akin to writing poetry - where the visual imagination is integral to both its making and reception.


The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council England.

Getting to the Gallery: The Shape Gallery is located between the shops 'David's Bridal' and 'Omega', on 'The Street'.

Directions to Westfield:
Tube: Stratford Station (Jubilee, Central and DLR Lines)
Car: Parking is available for £5 day rate Mon-Fri and £8 on the weekend
Please visit the Westfield website for further directions.