International disabled and non-disabled artists celebrate 'Disability Re-assessed' at 'Shape Open' 2013

Exhibition dates: 3rd - 20th Oct 2013

Private View & Open Prize Giving with Yinka Shonibare MBE: 3rd Oct 6:00 - 10pm

Address: The Nunnery Gallery,181-183 Bow Rd, London, E3 2SJ

Prize: Shape Open Prize £500

This year's theme 'Disability Re-assessed' has generated submissions from an exciting international range of artists. The 2013 Open which launches on Thursday 3rd October with a private view, showcases a multi-disciplinary selection of works including painting, sculpture, textile, digital art and photography. The work represents a rich diversity of opinions, reactions and responses to this highly political and often deeply personal theme, but is united by a clarity, energy and commitment to re-interpreting and re-assessing disability.

The exhibition launch and prize giving will be held on 3rd Oct at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow between 6-10pm and will be opened by our very own Shape Patron Yinka Shonibare.

Yinka Shonibare joined Shape CEO Tony Heaton and Nunnery Gallery Director Rosamond Murdoch earlier in the year on the shortlist panel and helped select works for this year's exhibition.

'The Shape Open Exhibition provides a fantastic platform for disabled artists to show their work. Such exhibitions offer great opportunities for artists to be discovered by institutions and large audiences. Similar exhibitions have helped to contribute to the development of my own personal career'.

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Shape Open Patron

'We received an overwhelming response to the 2013 Shape Open Exhibition call out, and are indebted to Yinka Shonibare MBE and Rosamond Murdoch, the Director of The Nunnery Gallery, who have selected 46 outstanding artists. The work chosen presents a real insight and deeper exploration of the theme 'Disability Assessed', particularly pertinent in today's political climate.'

Tony Heaton OBE, Shape CEO

Image: Marion Michell, Soldier's Child (2012/13)