Welcome to our virtual gallery

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Since 1915 when soldiers returned from the First World War, art and craft has been integral to the rehabilitation of veterans. Through a wide range of activities we facilitate, blind veterans build a sense of independence while developing creativity. Some rekindle a passion with a lost skills, others discover or improve an existing hobby.

The confidence gained is crucial in helping many overcome the challenges of sight loss.

You are invited to join our Virtual Exhibition Fundraiser...

Each year the annual art exhibition takes place at our Brighton centre. Unfortunately the event is unable to go ahead due to Covid-19, so this year we have taken our event online.

Thank you to everyone who created and donated artwork on the theme of landscape for this year’s exhibition fundraiser. It is clear that so much time and effort has gone into creating these pieces. By supporting the exhibition and donating your artwork, we can continue helping veterans rebuild their lives after sight loss.

86-year-old blind R.A.F. veteran from Brighton, Richard Holmes, has provided a piece of music to be played alongside the online exhibition. He says "I’ve spent my whole life writing and playing music for the West End, BBC and many more. So when the chance came up to give back and provide some music for the charity that has been so good to me, I had to take it."

Press play and enjoy Richard's piece of music while you virtually walk around the exhibition.

“Having the chance to pursue the creative arts is a fantastic way for our veterans to regain confidence after sight loss. This exhibition is a real opportunity to showcase that there really is no barrier for its enjoyment, while also raising much-needed funds for the charity.”
Louise Kirk-Partridge, Rehab Lead in the Art & Craft Department

Virtual gallery

We are delighted to showcase the fantastic artwork produced by our blind veterans with some great contributions from staff and volunteers too.

  • You can click on each piece of artwork to find out more and buy via its eBay page.
  • If you have any questions get in touch with Supporter Services on 0300 111 22 33​.

Explore the complete exhibition

Lesley Kirkby - Untitled Painting (oil on canvas)
01 Lesley Kirkby - Untitled Painting
David Bryant - Tin Mine in Cornwall (acrylic on stretched canvas)
02 David Bryant - Tin Mine in Cornwall
Mike Godley - Norwegian Sunset (acrylic on stretched canvas)
03 Mike Godley - Norwegian Sunset
Michael Hammerton - Safe Area, Lighthouse Entrance (acrylic on canvas)
04 Michael Hammerton - Safe Area, Lighthouse Entrance
Nancy Bowstead - Bluebells Flowering in May (chalk pastel watercolour and charcoal)
05 Nancy Bowstead - Bluebells Flowering in May
Peter King - Dolphins at Play (acrylic on board)
06 Peter King - Dolphins at Play
Jeffrey Clarke - Scottish Loch (watercolour on board)
07 Jeffrey Clarke - Scottish Loch
Jennifer Fuller - The Mill at Olney (watercolour)
08 Jennifer Fuller - The Mill at Olney
D Thomas - Volcanic Eruption (acrylic on board)
09 David Thomas - Volcanic Eruption
Maurice Porter - Lincolnshire Landscape Charcoal (marker pen and pastels)
10 Maurice Porter - Lincolnshire Landscape
Marguerita Scarratt - Santon Downham Church, Suffolk (watercolour)
11 Marguerita Scarratt - Santon Downham Church, Suffolk
Terry-Mike David Williams - My Guiding Light (mixed media)
12 Terry Mike David Williams - My Guiding Light
Christine Collins - Inspired by Buttermere (watercolour and graphite)
13 Christine Collins - Inspired by Buttermere
Douglas Burke - Autumn Gold (acrylic on board)
14 Douglas Burke - Autumn Gold
Fred Sowerbutts - Landscape (acrylic on canvas)
15 Fred Sowerbutts - Landscape
Bernard Pennell - A Favourite Place (watercolour)
16 Bernard Pennell - A Favourite Place
William Phillips - Nightscape (mixed media)
17 William Phillips - Nightscape
William Ridgewell - Sunset at Colmers Hill (acrylic on board)
18 William Ridgewell - Sunset at Colmers Hill
19 Kenneth Moorhouse - Austrian Lake (acrylic on board)
19 Kenneth Moorhouse - Austrian Lake
Johnathan Westerby - Java the Last Tiger (acrylic on canvas)
20 Jon Westerby - Java the Last Tiger
David McGowan - Grasmere Cumbria (acrylic on canvas)
21 David McGowan - Grasmere Cumbria
Peter O'Malley - Tsunami Wave (paper copy)
22 Peter O'Malley - Tsunami Wave
Juliette Nelson Untill Tomorrow (stained glass)
23 Juliette Nelson - Until Tomorrow
24 Lewis Evans - Up with the Dawn (pastels)
24 Lewis Evans - Up with the Dawn