Members Participate in Disability History Scotland Pop Up Exhibition

Posted: 11/06/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members will be exhibiting art, woodwork and host blind bowling workshops this weekend at Disability History Scotland’s ‘All together Now’ pop-up exhibition at Ocean Terminal, Leith.

The exhibition, from Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 June 2014, comprises a range of activities, workshops, art and media displays describing attitudinal change towards disability from World War I to present day.

Gary Seath from Scottish War Blinded said:

Scottish War Blinded Workshop“Scottish War Blinded has worked closely with Disability History Scotland through a range of World War I commemorative initiatives in 2014. We are delighted our members have been invited to showcase their artwork depicting emotive WWI themes as well as woodwork and blind bowling representing a strong link to our past providing trade skills and recreation to blinded soldiers returning from WWI.”

Chair of Disability Scotland, David Nicol, said:

“Our partners at Scottish War Blinded have been crucial to this project and indeed provide a link back to World War I by providing rehabilitation and training to blinded soldiers in 1915. We are grateful Scottish War Blinded members for producing art and craftwork as well as blind bowling workshops at the event.”

Exhibition schedule