The work of deafblind artist Marcus Inniss will be on display at Moorfields Eye Hospital as part of a partnership between London art festival, Open Senses, and national disability charity Sense.
Through his artwork, Mr Inniss, who was diagnosed with Usher syndrome 14 years ago, depicts life with sight loss. The exhibition will be open to the public at the hospital for the next three months.
Speaking at the opening, Mr Inniss explained that “the idea was always to create an exhibit that allows individuals to get a glimpse into the lives of those with Usher syndrome.”
The launch was attended by Dr Mariya Moosajee, a consultant ophthalmologist and chair of the Moorfields arts committee, and Kara Jarrold, head of arts and wellbeing at Sense.
Ms Jarrold, said: “Marcus has produced a deeply personal and thought-provoking exhibition on his experience of Usher syndrome. Drawing on his skills in creative design and communication, he allows the viewer to contemplate visual impairment and inspires us to see the artistic difference and beauty that comes from his own way of seeing.”
She added: “It’s great that Moorfields is supporting this work and we’d love to continue to showcase more artists with visual impairment in the future.”