Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Preparation for the
One Man's Vision Exhibition

Cutting the foam Braille labels to size

I've been kindly invited to be part of the One Man's Vision exhibition, celebrating the work of Thomas Henshaw and his story of founding Henshaws Society for Blind People over 175 years ago.

Over the past few weeks I have been Brailling out labels to make all of the information as accessible as possible to visitors who prefer the format (audio description and an audio tour will also be available) and yesterday was spent with Laura Wigg-Brailey, project manager and curator of the exhibition, attaching the labels to foam boards and slicing them to the correct size.

This is just one of the ways I am contributing to the project; I will be helping to install the exhibition next week, producing a piece of artwork to be displayed among the exhibits - based on social attitudes towards visually impaired and blind people, volunteering at the exhibition itself to talk to visitors about my time using the Henshaws services over the past year, getting involved with some art workshops over the half-term and contributing to the blog at the One Man's Vision website!

Completed Braille foam board labels

The One Man's Vision exhibition will be opened to the public at Salford Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday, 20th September.

You can visit the official website here and can read more about the exhibition at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery website here.

I will be posting more about this project in the forthcoming weeks as the exhibition is installed, my art piece is completed to be displayed and about my voluntary work at the exhibition!