On September 17th Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind will host an exhibition of hand created costumes and body adornments from the Seeing through Art project. The exhibition will feature works made by visually impaired adults, who realised and extended their intellectual access to making art, influenced by two visits to Nottingham Contemporary, taking part in four days of artist-led workshops and all loved to explain their work through presentations. All participants will be invited to the launch event, a great opportunity to discuss their ideas and meet the volunteers.
The sculptural display will be accompanied by photographic images taken during the project demonstrating the processes and increasingly independent working of the participants. Glass cases will also show work from weekly arts sessions led by the Arts Officer; felt-making, necklaces, stencil and print work, drawing and weave samples.
The exhibition coincides with Eye Health Awareness Week to promote eye sight health:
Did you know?
- 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. For 53% of these, a simple sight test and new spectacles could really help
- A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough
- During a sight test, other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may be detected
- For healthy eyes, eat well, don’t smoke and wear eye protection in bright sunlight
The exhibition launch is Monday 17th September at: NRSB, Ortzen Street, Radford, Nottingham NG7 4BN
Please phone: 0115 9706806 for further details of the exhibition and Eye Health Awareness events in Nottingham.