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bodeelanwigch by Stephen Lee Hodgkins

SHAPING UP

Bodeelanwigch, by Stephen Lee Hodgkins, one of the pieces featuring in Shape's annual open exhibition of disability-themed art at its pop-up gallery at Westfield Stratford City, from 24 October to 17 January 2015. Artists were chosen by a panel of arts industry judges, with the most exceptional work set to win £1,000. 

 


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