A Sight to Behold

Art installation unveiled at Hull Eye Hospital

unveiling of art installation

Our City of Culture project came to a conclusion with a fabulous unveiling event at the Hull Eye Hospital on October 10th.

The evening was attended by visually impaired participants from across the region with special guests including Martin Green, director of Hull UK City of Culture.

The final design was a culmination of ideas from all participants.

participants examine the finsihed artwork

Alongside the sculpture is a collection point for old/ unused spectacles.  The aim being to create a legacy from the project by donating the used spectacles to the Jacob’s Well Appeal who will distribute them overseas as medical aid. 

Sandra Ackroyd, Chief Executive at HERIB said ’It has been a really positive experience for all concerned, allowing visually impaired people across the region to develop new skills, share experiences, form new friendships and collectively develop a unique piece of art, which I believe everyone feels a sense of pride to have been involved with and which forms a lasting legacy of City of Culture.”

The stunning sculpture can be seen when visiting the Eye Hospital with visitors being encouraged to touch this piece of artwork.

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017 said “Expression through arts and culture shouldn't be limited because of Disability. We wanted Hull 2017 to be inclusive and projects like A Sight To Behold have been proving that there are no barriers to being creative.”

Photos courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail.