Theme: My Life

5 February - 21 February 
Guest Projects, Sunbury House

Shape Open 2016 explores the theme ‘My Life’ in the context of disability. Disabled and non-disabled artists were invited to submit work for Shape Arts’ fourth annual open exhibition that ignites debate and discussion on disability from a wide range of viewpoints.

Using a diverse set of mediums such as blood, machinery, audio and traditional oil paints to express their ideas, the artists drew on memory, nostalgia and processes of internal reflection to create their work. Responses are serious-minded, satirical and often ambiguous, requiring the viewer to consider the many aspects of disability and to challenge the way they perceive disability themselves.

Winning artist: Kate Murdoch

List of participating artists: Tony Allen, Ally Bain, Regina Lafay Bellamy, Sally Booth, Andrew Brenton, E Crowe, Alice Dass, Angela Edmonds, Joshua Fox, Rachel Gadsden, Liliana Gallagher, Sara Ellen Glanfield, Jack Haslam, Piotr Jastak, Carl Jaycock and Zareen Rustom, JunkSoupArt, Fae Kilburn, Violetta Liszka, Peter Mansell, Aaron McPeake, Brigitte Mierau, Graham Miller, Kate Murdoch, Stephen Muszynski, Clare Newton, Susanne Dagmar Olsen, Justin Piccirilli, J Price, Paula de Santis Smith, Maxwell Rushton, Patricia Uter, Joanne Weaver, Anne White, Dave Wood, Jason Wilsher-Mills, Fiona Wright, Emiko Yamaguchi and Sonja Zelic.

Click here to view the catalogue.

Click here for an audio description of the 2016 Shape Open.

For the full event listing and information on the 2016 Open please click here, and to read the announcement of this year's winners click here

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Images: Shape Open 2016, Andy Barker