Banner Image: 'Mob-Shop', 2021, Bella Milroy. A peach coloured background atop of which sits a blue slipper embroidered with floral patterns. The slipper has a velcro fastening. Black text reads: mob-shop.

Latest Shape collaboration: We partnered with Bella Milroy for her recent project Mob-Shop is a continuing project exploring mobility shops, mobility aids, and the devices designed for disabled and chronically ill people.

Artist Statement: Bella Milroy is an artist and writer who lives in her hometown of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. She works responsively through mediums of sculpture, drawings, photography, writing and text. She is also a portrait artist. Her work explores how we touch and make contact with the world around us, with the hand-held being of particular significance. She makes work about making work (and being disabled) and not being able to make work (and being disabled). She is interested in the duality of every-day existence, and how things can be both beautiful/painful, both interesting/dull. This process-based practice is fundamental to her as a disabled artist, utilising and working with the significant limits and demands of living with a chronic illness, all mixed in with the detritus of domesticity. She is continually motivated by concepts of public and private spaces, and where the sick and/or disabled body exists within them. These concerns find themselves emerging in many aspects of her work, particularly within the collaborative projects she engages with such as Soft Sanctuary, an ongoing programme commissioned by the Human Library Project for Sefton Libraries.

The words mob-shop in black text fills the top of the image on a bright yellow background. Central to the image is a cream leather chair with metal frame. Below reads: October 4th - November 6th 2021.

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