In Touch Again at Eastbourne Blind Society: the last day

Monday, 20 April 2009















Opening IN TOUCH AGAIN: Stephen Lloyd and Deirdre Dean





Stephen Lloyd and Deirdre Dean at the opening of the exhibition

The first day - pictures from the exhibition








... at the bar ...

Setting up the tactile exhibition




Eastbourne Festival 11 - 26 April 2009

Saturday, 11 April 2009


http://www.eastbournefestival.co.uk/

In Touch Again at Eastbourne Blind Society




Following last year’s successful event, Eastbourne Blind Society is hosting again a tactile art exhibition as part of Eastbourne Festival. “In Touch Again” will take place from 18 – 20 April 2009 and showcase work by the members of the society’s art and craft group alongside tactile work by guest artists. This is a unique and groundbreaking local event celebrating inclusive art: bringing together community arts and professional artists, widening access to art beyond vision by breaking the all too familiar touch taboo. Visitors are encouraged to experience art not just through their eyes, but also through their hands.

Guest artists:

Jules Fleur
Jean Hoad
Jane Montague
Roz Nathan
Grace Powell
Marina Waelti

The event will be opened on 18 April 2009 at 12.30 by Stephen Lloyd - all welcome.

Opening Times: 18 & 19 April 12noon - 4pm
20 April 10am - 4pm, Tea with artists & members 2pm

Eastbourne Blind Society
124 - 142 Longstone Road
Eastbourne BN22 8DA

CLEANSING: Outdoor installation at the Redoubt Fortress

Friday, 10 April 2009




A site-specific installation on the upper circle of the fortress, where guns and cannons point towards the sea & town. Next to each cannon, there is a black, wall-mounted iron ring, reminiscent of a bathroom towel holder. I am hanging a white towel on each of these, each towel embroidered in red with one of the sufferings of war. The museum’s website describes the Redoubt Fortress as “Eastbourne’s hidden treasure”, “a perfect setting for … rich military collections” – yet when I think of the military, different associations come to mind. The blood that has been and continues to be shed in our names in military operations around the world can never be washed off our hands.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/12/health/psychology/12macbeth.html


CLEANSING
@ CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum, Eastbourne
11 April - 31 May

Outdoor installation at the Redoubt Fortress







Destruction, misery, devastation, loss, anguish, pain, hunger, fear, disaster, injury, rape, terror, agony, despair, sorrow, death:

CLEANSING
@ CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum, Eastbourne
11 April - 31 May

Museum interventions at the Redoubt Fortress






TRAVELING LIGHTLY
@ CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum, Eastbourne
11 April - 31 May

Museum interventions at the Redoubt Fortress






EMBROIDERING THE TRUTH
@ CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum, Eastbourne
11 April - 31 May