Shadowlight artist Richard Hunt has been announced as winner of the Shape Open Award 2017.

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.


Shape Open 2017 announcement: