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Exhibition explores experiences of sight loss

Do you see what I see? runs until 25 June at the Outlined Gallery in Wandsworth

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A new exhibition showcases the work of artists living with sight loss.

Do you see what I see? is on display at the Outlined Gallery until 25 June as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London.

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Raven by Amy Izat
Artists featured in the exhibition are part of the Windows of the Soul project, which was launched in 2021 as part of the Bloomsbury Festival.

Artist, Elizabeth Manuel, who experienced sight loss following a stroke in 2011, highlighted that each member of the group has their own story to tell.

“Yet sometimes our shared experiences are what has made our group so powerful,” she added.

“I am enthusiastic to see what happens with this exhibition and in the future, showing that art is available and possible for anyone even if they have lost sight,” Manuel emphasised.

Manuel has worked closely with Lindsey Whitelaw, a painter and landscape architect who became interested in visual impairment after her husband developed macular degeneration and glaucoma.

“I have found this a profoundly moving experience and it has certainly raised my awareness, not only of the issues related to sight impairment but also of the fact that many other medical conditions can be detected through the eye,” she shared.

The Do you see what I see? exhibition runs from 10 June until 25 June at the Outlined Gallery in Nine Elms, Wandsworth. Opening times 10am – 10pm (closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday).

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