Victory over Blindness, an exhibition that’s title has been inspired by the favourite adage of Blind Veterans UK founder Sir Arthur Pearson, features a moving sculpture by Johanna Domke-Guyot (Marshall) as its centrepiece.
Echoing the work ‘Gassed’, completed in 1919 by John Singer Sargent, the mixed media exhibition commemorates both those who lost their sight during World War I, as well as subsequent blind veterans. It shares the stories of just a number of veterans who have been assisted by Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan’s, during the course of their recovery since the inception of the charity in 1915. Today Blind Veterans UK supports not only those who have been blinded during conflicts, but all ex-Service men and women who have now lost their sight, regardless of when they served.
Images: Blind Veterans UK
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