The exhibition runs 24th April – 6th May (Closed 30 April), Tuesday – Sunday 12-6pm
Prize giving event 3rd May, 6:30pm
Portobello Gallery, 6 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL
From abstract to figurative, from the personal to the political and from the poetic to the in-your-face, Shape Open artists investigate ideas of disability using a wide range of media.
For this year’s exhibition Shape invited artists – both emergent and established, disabled and non disabled – to submit work responding to the Oxford dictionary definition of disability:
1. A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities
2. A disadvantage or handicap, especially one imposed or recognized by the law.
The resulting exhibition offers interpretations of this definition by some of the most interesting artists exploring the subject.
The Shape Open Prize of £500 will be awarded to an artist selected by a panel. The People’s Choice Award of £250 will be voted for by visitors.
For more information: The Shape Website
Image Ilsun Maeng, Ingeun, 2009]