Layers of Vision explores the experiences and perspectives of blind and partially sighted artists living in a world made for sighted people. In meaningfully co-created and joyful ways, Layers of Vision raises attention to, and challenges,the barriers that people who are blind or have sight loss are facing in everyday life. It does so by exhibiting ten artworks that celebrate and creatively explore accessibility.
Each artwork, in its own way, appreciates different forms ofvision and features multisensory elements. The exhibition displays commissioned works by Aaron McPeake, Alice Christina-Corrigan, Bianca Raffaella, Clarke Reynolds,David Johnson, Fae Kilburn, Mickel aka Ebony Rose Dark, Natalie Doig, Sally Booth, and Zoe Partington.
This exhibition is free. The exhibition will be open and staffed from 10am till 6pm Monday to Friday.
Tube: Temple Station
Bus routes: 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.
Information about the artworks is available in large print, braille and via audio-descriptions. Access to the building is via a ramp / slope. Assistance dogs are always welcome. This venue does not play background music. The lighting levels are medium. Accessible toilet facilities are on site.
Layers of Vision is devised by Dr Katharina C Husemann (King’s Business School), Dr Anica Zeyen (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Leighanne Higgins (Lancaster University Management School). It is based on their ongoing research in which they explore how museums in the UK make their art collections accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors.
The exhibition is funded by King’s Business School Innovation Fund, and is supported by King’s Culture, King’s Digital Lab, Shape Arts, and Zoe Partington.