Shape Open 2018

Collective Influence

We’re delighted to announce that the 2018 Shape Open – the UK’s premier disability-led group exhibition – will take place at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London

From 22 March to 5 April.

This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”, featuring artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration? What power does influence have to provoke change, and what capacity does it have to affect society?

All are welcome to join us at the Private View on 22 March from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Full information can be found at


Submissions are open for “Collective Influence”, the 2018 Shape Open group exhibition!

shapeartsDisabled and non-disabled artists are invited to submit work for our 2018 Shape Open, “Collective Influence” – the UK’s leading disability-led group exhibition – to be held at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London from Thursday 22 March until Thursday 5 April 2018.

Held in high-profile, artist-led spaces, the Open provides an exciting opportunity for disabled and non-disabled artists to show disability-led work and discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration?

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, Monday 16 October

To submit work for the Open or for more information, please visit: