Art in Sight is our Arts Council funded project to explore audio desciption in 15 galleries across the South Coast.

Clarke Reynolds and I chat about art. We both grew up in Portsmouth and art has played big parts in each of their lives.

Our conversations delve into the location and the art in a way that gives you a small experience of being there and the same time understand that art can be experienced, in depth, for those without sight.

Clarke has been visually impaired since birth but despite that he graduated with an art degree and spent several years working as a model-maker.

Last year we met when we visited My Dog Sighs’ INSIDE immersive installation in Portsmouth.

By coincidece, as friends, we descibed the exhibit to each other and we found the process really deepened our experince of the art.

Clarke said “Current audio provision for visually impaired artists gives a very short description of the work and removes the emotion from experiencing art. Steve and I approach the work like two art-loving friends discussing the content, techniques and personal impact we experience from the art.

At the moment it is hard for sighted and non-sighted friends to experience art together. We are making podcasts that can be enjoyed equally by sighted and non-sighted people so they can share opinions on the works whilst they wander around the exhibition. Our approach has the added bonus of allowing people who can’t visit the exhibition to experience it by downloading the podcasts.”

Underneath this, we just enjoy art in a very simple way, by observing it, discussing it and enjoying it.

The podcasts are in bite-sized chunks with each series focussing on a gallery on the South Coast.

You can listen here: https://anchor.fm/artinsight

or Google Art in Sight Podcast to find on other major platforms

We hope your enjoy x

You can email me at Steve@justgoodcompany.org if you are interested in Clarke and me recording a podcast at you gallery or museum.

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