Shape Arts to Hold 40th Birthday Artist Postcard Exhibition and Sale


2016 is disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary. Join Shape at Platform Southwark for a beautiful, radical, disability- and artist-led two-day birthday event consisting of an artist postcard exhibition and sale, a series of workshops and a private view party.

Artist postcard featuring a street with a pink cloud painted over it

One of the anonymous artist postcards to be exhibited and sold at the event

Visual artists have created postcards for Shape which will be exhibited and sold for £30 each. Proceeds will fund the organisation’s bright and brilliant future activities towards putting an end to the marginalisation of disabled people in the arts. All are welcome to attend the joint private view and birthday party on Friday 25 November from 6 – 9pm.

In addition, the event will feature a series of free, accessible workshops with a focus on creativity and disability – these will be led by Bridget Minamore, Liberty Hodes and Charlotte CHW; announced in full shortly.

Platform Southwark is wheelchair accessible; all workshops are BSL interpreted. This event is free to attend, including the workshops, however it is essential to RSVP for workshops by emailing as spaces are limited. The private view party on the 25th will have a cash-only bar and all postcards will be for sale throughout the whole event, cash-only, at a fixed price of £30 each.

The full list of participating artists is:
Abigail Jones, Adrian Mundy, Ailsa Sutcliffe, Aitor Gonzalez, Alexander Storey Gordon, Andrew Cochrane, Anya Stewart-Maggs, Barnaby Barford, Benjamin Edwin Slinger, Bijan Amini-Alavijeh, Billy Weston, Bonnie Powell, Caroline Derveaux-Berté, Charlie Godet Thomas, Charlotte CHW, Chris Jones, Collette Rayner, Daisy Forster, Danielle Goule, Eleanor Parkes, Eleanor Rambellas Roche, Eleanor Vonne Browne, Ellie Geary, Emii Alrai, Francis Lloyd-Jones, Genevieve Rudd, George Alexander Thompson, Hannah Dinsdale Robson, Harlan Whittingham, Harry Meadley, Helen Dixon, Helen Hamilton, Helena Wee, Jade Jackman, James Chen-Wishart, Jamie Hudson, Jennifer Bennett, Jesse Darling, Jodie Powell, Josef Zachary Shanley Jackson, Joseph Legg, Joshua Hart, Joshua Johnson, Joy Miessi, Karrie Fransman, Katrina Cowling, Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby, Linda Stupart, Liv Fontaine, Lorrayne Chambers, Louise Cattrell, Luke Nairn, Luke Shaw, Max Lennon, Megan Smith, Natalie Papamichael, Natascha Young, Nine Yamamoto, Olive Morgan, Philip Coyne, Philip Howe, Ramón Salgado-Touzón, Rosa Hopper, Rosemary Cronin, Rosemary Kirton, Samuel Roberts, Sara Burgess, Sara Dziadik, Sarah-Joy Ford, Sarah Roberts, Soraya Fatha, Stephen Chappell, Stuart Semple, Tessa Hawkes, Tom Johnson, Tom McGinn, Trevor Smith, Veronica Cruwys

For further information see the event page.