Workshop | Art in Sight
[ Workshop )
Join Clarke Reynolds for a unique insight into how art can be experienced without being seen.
This informal workshop with artist Clarke Reynolds and Steve Baker will support their Art in Sight podcast. It is an Arts Council England funded project working with fifteen galleries on the south coast.
Their podcast consists of conversations exploring the location and the art in a way that gives you a small experience of being there. It helps listeners to understand that art can be experienced in depth for those without sight.
Visitors are invited to take part in these conversations by describing Pallant House Gallery’s collection.
The purpose of the workshop is to encourage participants to describe how an artwork looks, discuss the techniques used to create them and converse on how the artwork resonates with you.
Reynolds will ask questions to participants that will help him visualise the art and give you a refreshing take on the work on display.
During the workshop you will be split into pairs to go and view an artwork together before coming back and discussing this as a group.
Clarke Reynolds has been visually impaired since birth. He graduated with an art degree in 2006 and worked as a model maker for two years. Reynolds had to give up this work due to his declining vision and has since been working as a blind braille artist. Clarke has held solo shows with Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport (2021), The Base in Greenham (2021) and most recently Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth (2022). You can follow them on Instagram on @blind.braille.artist and @justgoodcompany