Blind artist's exhibition about braille is coming to the Island

Blind artist Clarke Reynolds.
Blind artist Clarke Reynolds.

BLIND artist Clarke Reynolds explores sight loss and narrative through braille, and is exhibiting his work at Quay Arts.

In Braille Trilogy, Clarke re-configures recent works from two solo exhibitions in combination with a new series titled 'I miss colours but’ specially created for the West Gallery space.

The exhibition offers the viewer a chance to follow Clarke’s journey of proving to the art world that a blind artist can coexist in mainstream art.

In a rare treat for visitors to the gallery — they will be able to touch all the artworks.

Clarke said: “Have you ever wondered what braille was or how can I read it? Join me, the blind braille artist, and together we can decode braille by colour and take home a treasured piece of art so you can share the secret behind this tactile code."

Quay Arts visual arts manager, Ian Whitmore, said: “As a visual arts centre we are excited to be working with a visually impaired/blind artist, supporting Clarke in showcasing his vibrant autobiographic and interactive work on the IW.

"Clarke is a fantastic communicator and the talk and family drop-in workshop are not to be missed.

"Braille Trilogy coincides with the installation of our Scan and Listen QR code posters supplied by Sight for Wight which offer users an audible guide for navigating around the arts centre so visitors will be able to feel and hear their way into the building and Clarke's exhibition."

The exhibition runs from Saturday, October 8, to November 26, every day from 9am to 5pm.

Entry is free.

On Saturday, October 29, is a family drop-in art workshop 'Exploring Braille with Clarke Reynolds' from 11am to 1pm, and an artist gallery tour and talk from 2pm to 3pm.