Archived Event: Shape Open 2012 Open: 24 April - 6 May 2012; Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pmPrize Announce Evening: 3 May 6:30-8:30pmArtist Networking: 6 May 4:00-6:00pmAbout the ExhibitionShape in association with Westways Development Trust and our sponsors HSBC would like to invite applications for the Shape Open from artists who have work that comments or makes reference to issues surrounding ideas of disability or its definition as below:disability, n.1. gen.a.Lack of ability (to discharge any office or function); inability, incapacity; weakness.b. An instance of lack of ability. Chiefly in pl. Now rare.2. A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities; (as a mass noun) the fact or state of having such a condition.3. Incapacity in the eye of the law, or created by the law; a restriction framed to prevent any person or class of persons from sharing in duties or privileges which would otherwise be open to them; legal disqualification.†4. Inability to pay; lack of financial means.PrizeShape Open Prize of £500 - The Shape Open Prize will be given to the artist with the best work in show as selected by the selection committeeThe People's Choice Award of £250 - Will go to the artist whose work has been most voted for by the people visiting the exhibitionClick here to view the catalogue Featured works 1) Vincent in the Yellow House, 2006, Maureen Oliverwww.maureenoliver.com 2) Duck and Bear, 2012, Andrew Cochrane 3) Tenacity, 2012, James Feraciour www.saatchionline.com/jamesferaciour 4) My father makes me feel a lot better, 2012, Daniel Golding 5) Playing the hands dealt to me….., 2012, Tracy Simpsonfreakwithfeeling.tumblr.com 6) Reality, 2010, Sophie Morgan www.sophiemorgan.com 7) Painting II, 2011, Christopher Sacre www.christophersacre.com 8) Able, 2012, Sabrina Kaici www.sabrinakaici.com 9) Artha and the Vandellas, 2011, Charlie Pi charliepi.wordpress.com 10) Bob, 2011, Graham Millerwww.photohonesty.org 11) Red Series, 2011, Ben Gardner 12) Disabled Parking Spaces, 2011-12, Pearl Findlay 13) Deborah Williams, 2011, Tanya Raabe www.tanyaraabe.co.uk 14) Bed head, 2011, Lisa Brown 15) Untitled, 2012, Alan Ward 16) A room with no view, 2012, Christopher Samuel 17) Endless Bind, 2012, Sohaila Baluch www.sohailabaluch.com 18) Self Portrait (2011), 2011, Ira auroraira.com 19) No No No, 2011, Kate Murdoch www.katemurdochartist.com 20) Life Death (Reborn), 2011, Katerina Fanouraki 21) One Sunny Afternoon, 2012, Rebecca Drayson 22) Anonymous Cheol-Su, North, 2010, Luna Jung-eun Lee - People's Choice winnerwww.lunalee.kr 23) Mamadou, Almanzora Riverbank, Palomares, Spain, 2012, John Howard www.southernspaces.org/2011/palomares-bajo 24) Blurred Portrait - Ingeun, 2010, Ilsun Maeng - First prize winner (joint)www.ilsunmaeng.com 25) I can't paint wheelchairs (but I am good at painting sheep), 2011, Jason Wilsher-Mills 26) Twist, 2009, Adrian Mundywww.adrianmundy.co.uk 27) Consume, 2012, Eugenie Smit 28) This Is Not Disability Arts (#2), 2011-12, Trish Wheatley 29) Trapped in this pelvis, 2011, Alexandra Unger www.alexandraunger.com 30) Norman, 2010, Jack Haslam 31) Dyslexia, 2010-11, Michael Coombswww.michaelcoombs.com Video Showreel 32) Darkness, Bill Balaskas - 2 mins 21 sec www.billbalaskas.com 33) Murmur, Eyesociation (Simon Geal, Simon Purins and Ivan Riches) - 2 mins 57 sec www.eyesociation.org 34) Carry Each Other, Katya Kravtsova - 9 mins 20 sec craftsova.wordpress.com 35) Brute Distinction, Tim Abbott - 58 sec www.lightchronicles.info 36) An Ageing Thing, Lauren Nicholas 2 mins 47 sec - First prize winner (joint) http://www.lauren-nicholas.com 37) Born Equal II, Barbara Dougan - 4 mins 11 sec www.barbaradougan.com Supported by "disability, n.". OED Online. September 2011. Oxford University Press. 7 December 2011 <http://www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/53381>. Booking for this event has now closed.