Introduction

Welcome to In the Mirror, 2022’s Shape Open exhibition! For full information, including content and accessibility notes, please visit the Information page. BSL and audio described versions of In the Mirror artworks are available throughout the exhibition.

In culture, mirrors are used to symbolise truth. It is also said that art is a mirror turned on society, reflecting the issues and mood of the current moment. In this way, the artist interrogates and sheds light, revealing things that might otherwise be disguised or hidden. 

As these twenty-five artists turn the mirror on themselves and society, we invite you to explore what might be found.

Introduction BSL video

Introduction audio