Date(s) - 08/06/2019 - 30/06/2019
Artlink Fort Dunree
Exhibition Preview: Saturday 8th June 3pm
Leading the blind is a new body of photographic work by local artist John Black, developed while 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
John Black is a Derry based artist at Creative Village Arts Studios working with photography whose work responds to specific sites or spaces to explore the power dynamics within society in documenting class and labour. As graduate of Belfast School of Art, he received a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture and Lens and also an MFA in Photography.
Opening times Fort Dunree:- Mon to Fri 10.30 am – 4.30 pm; Sat and Sun 12.30 – 4.30 pm