The Shape Open is an annual call-out for disabled and non-disabled artists to submit work in response to a disability focused theme. This year's theme is 'Disability Re-assessed'.

2012 proved a momentous year, in which disabled people dominated sporting events, cultural celebrations and political debate. The focus on categorising, defining and re-assessing disability was, and continues to be, as prevalent as ever - influencing and impacting on the experience and representation of disabled people around the UK.

This year Shape asked artists to look back over the defining moments of last year, look forward to the changes ahead and submit work in response to the 2013 Open theme; 'Disability Re-assessed.'

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Previous Tour Galleries:

The Nunnery Gallery
181 Bow Rd, London, E3 2SJ

Exhibition Dates: 3 - 20 October 2013

The Chocolate Factory
Clarendon Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6XJ

Exhibition Dates: 9 November 2013 - 30 January 2014

LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

Exhibition Dates: 11-26 February 2014

Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6PD

Exhibition Dates: 12-29 March 2014
Closing Party: Friday 28 March 6 - 8.30pm

'The Shape Open Exhibition provides a fantastic platform for 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

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