Welcome to our virtual gallery

The online auction is now open.

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 are taking 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. In no particular order, below are 24 pieces of artwork available for auction.

  • Join us for the live auction starting at 10am on 20 October.
  • You can click on each piece of artwork from 20 October to find out more and make a bid via its eBay page.
  • The reserve bid for each item is £30.
  • The online auction will last ten days and close at 5pm on 30 October.
  • If you have any questions get in touch with Supporter Services on 0300 111 22 33​.

The online auction is now open.