A series of three exhibitions taking place across Norfolk later this month will showcase art created by vision impaired people across the county as part of a project funded by the Platinum Jubilee Fund.
People living with sight loss have been working with artists Fiona Muller, Tim Edwards and Alison Kramarchuk in the Vision Norfolk initiative, in a series of workshops in King’s Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth, to help celebrate the talents of vision impaired people.
Now their work is to be showcased in three separate exhibitions:
- The Workshop, King’s Lynn on 19th November from 10am-4pm: A tactile exhibition
- The Forum, Norwich, 22nd November, 9am-6pm: A celebration of all things craft and photography
- Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth, 15th-18th November, 10am-4pm: An exhibition of Visual Art and Sculpture. A creative practitioner and some participants will demonstrate some of the skills they have learnt, with the opportunity for the public to have a go.
“The workshops which have taken place during the past there months have helped vision impaired people to explore their creativity and forge new friendships,” said Mark Smith, leisure activities co-ordinator at Vision Norfolk.
“The last three years have been very isolating for everyone, but especially so for those with limited or no sight.
“We are very excited to be exhibiting the work which has been created by those taking part in the series of workshops, and we very much hope that people will come to the three exhibitions and enjoy their work.”
Participants used a variety of materials including wool, canvas, tissue, clay and boxes to create pieces of work using their craft skills which reflect upon their vision impairment. The workshops were also documented by vision impaired photographers, whose work will also be on display.
The three exhibitions will also feature some of the work produced by vision impaired designers and makers who are working the region.
The project was funded by the Jubilee Awards for All fund.