Shape Open 2017 ‘Power: The Politics of Disability”


To quote Guerrilla Girls

“Unless all the voices of our culture are in the history of art, it’s not really a history of art—it’s a history of power”

I am excited to share that I will be exhibiting with Shape Open for a second consecutive year, and am looking forward to showing a work documenting my experiences during psychotic episodes. 

The Shape Open 2017 – ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’ – is a group exhibition of artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to themes such as: how do we creatively challenge the language of power, politics and disability? To what extent do we need art to be a form of political protest? Where do art, disability and politics meet? How powerful are disabled people?

The Open is an annual exhibition produced and curated by Shape. Supported by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE as its Patron, it provides a valuable space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.


The exhibition takes place at the Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, opening on Thursday 19 January and continuing until Thursday 2 February 2017 – the night of the Private View and Prize Giving by Yinka Shonibare, which is open to the public and takes place from 6.30 to 8.30pm. The exhibition is open every day from 10am to 6pm, except Mondays.


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(PHOTO : In the studio priming a 2.5metre custom built shelf. The work will involve text, image and sound)