This year, the annual Shape Open exhibition will be at Guest Projects space in London from 5 – 21 February.
This year's theme, 'My Life,' encouraged both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability. Using an exciting range of mediums such as blood, machinery and modified everyday objects to express their ideas, the artists drew on memory, nostalgia and processes of internal reflection to explore the complexity of this year's theme.
The responses are serious-minded, satirical, and often ambiguous, requiring the viewer to consider the different aspects of disability and to challenge the way disability is perceived.
The final artworks were carefully selected for the exhibition by a panel of judges including Yinka Shonibare MBE, Carly Jayne – Shape Open Prize Winner 2014, and Tony Heaton OBE and Ben Fredericks from Shape Arts.