Shape Arts is marking its 40th anniversary with a benefit auction and exhibition at its gallery in Stratford, London featuring 25 works by artists including Bedwyr Williams, Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Proceeds from the event will go towards funding Shape Arts’ work in pushing for a more inclusive and accessible arts sector for disabled people. This includes an annual open exhibition, the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, and a programme of workshops, talks and advice sessions designed to develop opportunities for disabled artists.
Other artists taking part in the auction include: Tacita Dean, Hito Steyerl, Ben Cain, Ragnar Kjartansson, Bernar Venet, Candida Höfer, Christian Furr, and Dora García.
The auction will also include painting, collage, photography and sculpture, all offered across a broad price range. Much of the work is newly-created and has not previously been exhibited.
Proceeds will also contribute to supporting the organisation’s regular programme of pop-up galleries that serve to provide a physical platform for the promotion of art created by disabled people.
Shape Arts benefit auction will run from 2 to 16 March 2016, with an accompanying exhibition at Shape Arts Gallery from 24 February to 16 March. www.shapearts.org.uk
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article listed various artists and featured images of work that are not included in this year’s Shape Arts auction. This has now been corrected and we apologise for any confusion caused.