Wouter Van De Koot - The Good Life
Wouter van de Koot - The Good Life 5

About the Exhibition

This year's Shape Open exhibition questions how we perceive disability, using painting, audio, textile, and even a mask made of meat to look beyond that which is visible.

Currently in its third year, Shape Open is an annual call-out for both disabled and non-disabled artists to submit work of any medium in response to a disability-focused theme - this year, '[in]visible'.

Exhibiting artists are selected by a panel of arts industry judges, with the artist who produces the most exceptional work winning a £1000 cash prize.

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), internationally renowned artist and Shape Open patron, said:

The Shape Open provides a fantastic platform for disabled artists to show their work. Such exhibitions offer great opportunities for artists to be discovered by institutions and larger audiences

As well as offering alternative perspectives on disability, the competition and showcase have helped many disabled artists to further their careers, opening doors to funders and further exhibition opportunities. Previous open artists have gone on to exhibit at Southbank Centre, The Victoria and Albert museum and more.

Exhibition dates:  
24 October 2014 - 31 January 2015

Wednesday - Saturday
10am -6pm

Contact Details:

Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford City, 
E20 1EJ 

Telephone: 0208 503 1465

Email: exhibitions@shapearts.org.uk

Banner image credit: Andy Barker 

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