A new exhibition at Shape Gallery, the ‘pop-up’ space of disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts, has launched showcasing a dynamic mix of emerging talent and established artists in the heart of Westfield Stratford City.

Exhibiting artists new to Shape's Westfield gallery include: Michael Brown, who produces melancholy portraits and ceramic figures exploring the everyday lives of elderly people; Susan Kruse, whose weather paintings are a celebration of the science and beauty of nature; and Michael Nash, whose casts of manhole covers become everyday entrances to an underground world.

Other artists include: Shape Open 2014 alumni Amy Nettleton, who produces two and three-dimensional works exploring fragility, and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Jack Haslam, whose illustrations capture a lively sense of personality; Kathryn Sawbridge exhibits dramatic masked self-portraits printed onto silk; Vivi-Mari Carpelan and Dene Leigh both show mixed media collages; Georgina Fowler displays earthenware vessels shaped from moulds of paper models; Linda Ponor creates striking works from slashed canvases; painter John Jennings employs bold colours; and Sarah Hill, who produces intricate illustrations.

Photography is strongly represented by selections from Richard Butchins, Brendan Wilson, Tony Fisher, and Mark Tamer’s Suffolk series ‘No Horizon’.

Exhibition open from 6 February 2015.

Shape Gallery

155 The Street

Westfield Stratford

E20 1EN

0208 503 1465

Gallery opening hours: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Wednesday – Saturday



Isabella Tulloch isabella@shapearts.org.uk

Andrew Cochrane andrew@shapearts.org.uk

Banner image: Mark Tamer 'No Horizon 6'

Map of Westfield Stratford, showing position of Shape Gallery

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