The Shape Open 2013

Prize: Shape Open Prize £500
Submission deadline: 22 July 2013, 12 noon
Theme: ‘Disability Re-assessed’
Venue: The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Rd, London, E3 2SJ
Exhibition dates:  3rd to 20th October 2013

Shape, in association with The Nunnery gallery and sponsors Xcaliba, would like to invite applications for the 2013 Shape Open Exhibition.

The Shape Open is an annual call-out for disabled and non-disabled artists to submit work in response to a disability focused theme. This year’s theme is ‘Disability Re-assessed’. Selected works will feature in an exhibition at The Nunnery gallery, Bow, in October 2013. The winning submission, as selected by a panel of arts industry judges, will be awarded the Shape Open Prize of £500.

2012 proved a momentous year, in which disabled people dominated sporting events, cultural celebrations and political debate. The focus on categorising, defining and re-assessing disability was, and continues to be, as prevalent as ever – influencing and impacting on the experience and representation of disabled people around the UK.

This year Shape is asking artists to look back over the defining moments of last year, look forward to the changes ahead and submit work in response to the 2013 Open theme; ‘Disability Re-assessed. ‘

'The Shape Open Exhibition provides a fantastic platform for artists to show their work. Such exhibitions offer great opportunities for artists to be discovered by institutions and large audiences. Similar exhibitions have helped to contribute to the development of my own personal career'.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Shape Open Patron

How to find out more
Mail address:
Deane House Studios
27 Greenwood Place

For more information and to download a submission form visit the shape website:—call-for-entries.aspx or contact the Arts and Partnerships team on: or 020 7424 7352 (voice).

What do you think about this? Guidelines for commenting

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *