Join Aspex Gallery and Portsmouth Festivities for the unveiling of Eye Sea Squares 20-20 - an artwork created by visually impaired artist Clarke Reynolds, working alongside schools and community groups in Portsmouth.
Clarke has been collaborating with people across the city to create a “tactile tapestry” inspired by the sounds of the sea and the communities interpretation of their hometown.
“Eye Sea Squares 20-20 has encouraged visually impaired people to experience art in new ways through sound and touch. Creating the artworks have also enabled people with sight to consider how they interact with visual forms of art.”
Participating groups include: Ark Ayrton Primary, Arundel Court Primary, Cottage Grove Primary, Highbury College, Manor Infants & Nursery and Portsmouth Grammar School (schools); MAKE at Aldingbourne Enterprise (Fratton), Making Space (Havant), LMS UK Portsmouth, Portsmouth Blind Assocciation, The Hotwalls Studios, Old Portsmouth - and at Aspex at various participatory workshops.
Clarke is a Portsmouth-based artist who aims to challenge people’s perception of visual art through his sight-loss journey.
Clarke undertook a residency at Aspex in October/November 2018 and was subsequently nominated for the Best Visual Artist award at The News, Portsmouth‘s Guide Awards. He is an active member of the gallery’s Artist Associate programme. Clarke is also due to have his first solo exhibition at Gosport’s Yellow Edge Gallery in September 2019.
This event forms part of Portsmouth Festivities - 10 days of events and activities capturing imaginations, celebrating diversity and exploring Portsmouth’s amazing heritage.
This Celebration Event will take place at 12.00hrs in our Learning Space. There’s no need to book, simply turn up.
Light refreshments will be available.
Time: 12.00 PM to 12.45 PM
Location: Aspex Gallery
Gunwharf Quays car park, street parking
Disabled parking is available at the gallery upon request. Please call in advance to reserve a space (02392 778080). Please check with the front desk on arrival that you are correctly parked. Visitors who park in residents’ parking spaces may be clamped, for which the gallery takes no responsibility. Once inside Aspex, the exhibition space is all on one flat level. Visitors requiring assistance may also use our intercom, situated to the right of the large frosted-glass door, to alert staff who will be happy to assist. If you have any requirements you wish to discuss in advance of your visit, please do call the gallery. We will be very pleased to discuss your needs in order to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.