This year’s ZAP Open has increased the number of artists chosen for the exhibition from 15 to 23 due to the ‘incredibly high standard’ of the artworks. The selection was made from a total of 547 submitted works.

The works were selected unanimously by a jury panel comprising the artists Andrew Bick and Juan Bolivar (also Lion and Lamb Gallery co-director) and ZAP founders Annabel Tilley and Rosalind Davis. One of the selected artists will go on to be part of ZAP’s entry into a curated group show at the London Art Fair in 2016.

The ZAP Open 2014 artists are: Christian Anstice, Guy Bigland, Benjamin Deakin, Tinsel Edwards, Neill Fuller, Alastair Gordon, Luey Graves, Matthew Hill, Sofia Natalie Kynigopoulou, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Jane Morter, James Null, Will Reid, John Richert, Greg Rook, Mark Sadler, Giuseppina Santoro-Ellwood, Paul Smith, Kelly Sweeney, Robert Welch, Joella Wheatley and Neil Zakiewicz.

Running since 2012, ZAP has established a programme of exhibitions and professional practice spanning talks, seminars and bespoke art tours. Its aim is to ‘encourage artists to develop networks, learn from other artists, engage, thrive and raise their profiles.’

The ZAP programme includes Show and Tell, an annual course of crits, tutorials and talks; Surviving As An Artist seminars; portfolio sessions; art tours and networking events run from ASC Studios in New Cross, south east London.

The ZAP Open 2014 previews Friday 14 November from 6-8.30pm and continues until 29 November.