The five artists, who are supported by deafblind charity Sense, were chosen to exhibit at The Local Art Show, an annual exhibition of a local art group, by the readers of Exeter’s Express and Echo newspaper. The Echo organises the annual art competition in conjunction with the Ramm to offer local art groups and societies the chance to showcase their work where internationally renowned art is on display.
Sense is committed to providing opportunities for deafblind people to witness and participate in the arts, heritage and culture. the five artists in the collective each work in various artforms and combine traditional methods and new mediums to develop their artworks. They are now working fervently towards creating a unique range of visual and tactile art to present at the show.
Nic Vogelpoel, Head of Arts and Wellbeing at Sense, said: “We are delighted that the artists that we support through our arts programme have been selected for the Local Art Show. Accessing arts and cultural experiences can be a real challenge for many deafblind people. Deafblind artists work in incredible ways – constantly challenging forms for making art, and presenting it to audiences. It is through demonstrating their achievements that we can increase the opportunities for deafblind people to be included in the cultural life of Exeter.”
The Local Art Show runs from 7-21 August in Gallery 20 of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday. 10am to 5pm. Free admission.