On account of my hip replacement I missed out on the Outside In surgeries, though a friend has managed to scan and upload four of my paintings to the Outside In website. Jennifer Gilbert was able to check that the upload had worked properly and that I had in fact gone live. The link to Outside In is:
and my four paintings can be viewed on:
http://outsidein.org.uk/?location_id=623&filter=Prof+Whitestick and http://outsidein.org.uk/?location_id=2429
Outside In also tweets under the name @outsidein_uk .
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On losing sight one has to live in a more “audio centric” world. While visually impaired people will generally say that they read a book, in fact they have listened to a book either from a recording or from a synthetic text to speech facility. Improvements in technology have allowed some VIPs to participate actively in literature. Audio description is another field in which the audio function can lead to an almost passive participation with the VIPs. Discussions can be limited as we tend to forget how much conversation is non-verbal.
My drawing of the percussion evening at the
Jennifer had taken a look at my blog post on the Royal Academy In Touch description of the Hockney exhibition and mentioned that Bridget who did the picture description tour is working with them at Pallant House Gallery at the moment getting ready for the Outside In: National exhibition that opens in October this year. So there will be tours that you can be notified about here as well as workshops that you can take part in about artists in the main collections at Pallant House Gallery.