Published: 13:47, 29 October 2020
| Updated: 13:48, 29 October 2020
A new art exhibition has opened at Rochester Art Gallery.
The Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind project is a result of an initiative led by MESS ROOM, an art workshop, and the Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) which encourages visually-impaired people to express what being sight impaired means to them.
They were also asked to express how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
The exhibition includes more than 80 pieces of work by 46 artists including ones from art groups in Gravesend and Canterbury.
It includes sculptures, paintings, photographs, textiles and wood turned pieces and was made possible thanks to funding from The Test Bed Fund, Medway Voluntary Action, Medway Council, Hyde, Rochester Riverside, Countryside Properties, Sparked Echo and Sun Pier House.
It has been driven by artist, KAB ambassador and volunteer Wendy Daws.
She said: "This project is about connecting people so they don't feel so isolated.
"I've visited people to give them their art resources and people have told me the project has been a lifesaver for them."
The exhibition runs at the gallery in High Street, Rochester, until Friday, November 14. Entry is free and opening hours are from 10am to 5pm.