One of the highlights that have been going around the art scene in the region is an art exhibition entitled ‘cBraille’. This is as the name implies, an exhibition that relates to the visually impaired community. The exhibition is held by a gallery in Sydney where artworks are produced specifically for the blind people which emphasizes on the importance of light for those with difficulty of sight.
cBraille involves 16 exhibits that encircles around the subject matter of light and blindness. This includes panels which are written in Braille codes and are backlit. Visitors would be able to trace the words through the LED backlighting. The person behind the exhibition is a mechanical engineer named Rob Caslick where the show is aimed at improving the lives of the visually impaired. Caslick said that the inspiration came with the issue of light and its importance to the blind. He then conducted his own research as it sounded contradictory. He found that 90% of the blind see light and hence, the idea of the exhibition came about.
A legally blind person, Sarah Hirst said that an exhibition like cBraille is an excellent idea because it is relevant, sensitive and truly contemporary and that light is still very important for those concerned.