Shape Benefit Art Auction & Exhibition Shape Arts will hold a contemporary art benefit auction powered by online auction house Paddle8 from 2 – 16 March 2016, with an accompanying viewing-cum-exhibition at Shape Gallery. Exhibition / viewing dates: 25 February – 8 March, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm at Shape Arts Gallery, 155 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, London E20 1ENPrivate view: 24 February, 6 – 9pm at Shape Arts Gallery, 155 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, London E20 1ENOnline preview commences: 24 February, 10am GMT at paddle8.com/auction/shapeartsBidding opens: 2 March, 10am GMT at paddle8.com/auction/shapearts and closes 16 March at 5pm GMT Facebook event: facebook.com/events/864618570302918 To be auctioned are 25 works generously donated by artists in recognition of Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary this year and the continued importance of the organisation’s work in pushing for a more inclusive and accessible arts sector for disabled people. Artworks have been donated by Bedwyr Williams, Ben Cain, Bernar Venet, Candida Höfer, Christian Furr, Dora García, Doug Fishbone, Erwin Wurm, Franko B, Grayson Perry, Greg Bartley, Guy Yanai, Hans Op de Beeck, Hito Steyerl, Hormazd Narielwalla, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeremy Deller, Julie Umerle, kennardphillipps, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rivane Neuenschwander, Sophie Ryder, Stuart Semple, Tacita Dean and Unskilled Worker.Proceeds from the auction will go towards funding Shape Arts’ work in putting an end to the marginalisation of disabled people in the arts by increasing opportunities for and exposure of disabled people in the arts, promoting their work and ensuring that arts and cultural venues open up fully to disabled people, whether as artists, audience members or employees. The funds raised will contribute to sustaining and expanding vital elements of Shape Arts’ work such as the annual Shape Open exhibition, the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, the many workshops, talks and advice sessions Shape provides. Proceeds will also contribute to supporting the organisation’s regular programme of pop-up galleries which serve to provide a physical platform for the promotion of art created by disabled people.For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Banner image: Ben Cain - Arm on Arm on Arm (Red), Digital Print on Silk Booking for this event has now closed.