A Sight To Behold City of Culture Project

Try your hand at art

hands covered in blue paint

“A Sight to Behold” is an art project which is part of the Creative Communities Programme within Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

The project involves a partnership of organisations, communities, groups and visually impaired individuals from across a variety of sight support charities in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, who are working together to develop the multi-sensory sculpture that, once complete, will go on display in the Hull Eye Hospital and will be accessible to the thousands of visitors who pass through the hospital doors each week.

Sandra Ackroyd, Chief Executive of HERIB said “We are delighted that our project is one of the 60 that has been chosen to be funded; it is a real opportunity for visually impaired people to come together and develop an iconic sculpture, for all to enjoy, which can prove that art can transcend the traditional notions of sight and vision”.

Delivered in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, a Principal Partner of Hull 2017, Hull 2017 invited individuals and organisations to come up with ideas for new projects that were creative at heart, celebrated arts and culture and would have a transformative effect, particularly within local communities around Hull.

Anyone who might like to participate in our Sight to Behold Project or who would like more information, should contact Tracy Atkinson at HERIB on 01482 342297.


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