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: Bella was a selected artist for the Adam Reynolds Award Shortlist in 2022, where she exhibited as part of the shortlist exhibition, The Many Costs of Living. We also partnered with Bella Milroy for her recent project Mob-Shop - a 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, drawing, photography, text, writing and curating. She makes work about making work (and being disabled) and not being able to make work (and being disabled). This process-based practice is fundamental to her as a disabled artist. She is continually motivated by concepts of public and private spaces and where the sick and/or disabled body exists within them, themes which emerge throughout much of her work. 

She is passionate about contributing to the cataloguing of disabled artists, as well as advocating for better, more accessible and enjoyable working experiences for disabled artists across the industry. Examples of this are found in many of her curatorial projects such as Soft Sanctuary (2019-2021), Mob-Shop (2021), and Further Afield (forthcoming 2023). She is an Artistic Associate at Level Centre, Rowsley, Derbyshire.

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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