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“Leading The Blind” at Fort Dunree 05.06.19

ARTIST John Black has been invited by Artlink to showcase his latest solo exhibition, “Leading The Blind”, at the Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree, this June.
For this collection of photographic work, Black spent time researching how a blind and visually impaired group came together over knitting in order to overcome their isolation, improve their own lives and support each other as a community.
He weaves this narrative together with the re-telling of historical events from 1939, when blind workers at the Gwynn Institute in Derry launched one of the first known industrial disputes by disabled workers.
Through the act of unearthing and presenting such hidden stories and histories of marginalised communities, Black seeks to bridge historical landscapes and enrich our understanding of the human condition.
Leading The Blind: John Black is at Fort Dunree from 8th - 30th June 2019.
John Black explains, “This exhibition is an exploration into how we visualise the invisible. Central to the concept of “Leading the Blind” is the uncovering of forgotten historical events which shine a light on the human condition and our enduring ability to re-adapt and control challenging environments through self-empowerment and a mutual-aid impulse, which is intrinsic to the evolution of mankind.”
Leading The Blind: John Black is at the Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree from the 8th - 30th June 2019.
Fort Dunree opening times: Monday to Friday from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 - 4.30 pm. Exhibition preview is on Saturday 8th June at 3pm.
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