Artists collaborated with the King’s Business School and other academics on an art exhibition to spur debate around how to make art more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

A collection of 10 artworks, called Layers of Vision, have explored different forms of vision representing personal lived experiences of visual impairment with the aim to question common practices around access and disability inclusion in the arts.

This was inspired by ongoing research into how museums are making art accessible to those with sight loss, and included artists Aaron McPeake, Alice Christina-Corrigan, Bianca Raffaella, Clarke Reynolds, David Johnson, Fae Kilburn, Mickel aka Ebony Rose Dark, Natalie Doig, Sally Booth and Zoe Partington.

Katharina C Husemann, senior lecturer in marketing at King’s Business School, said: ‘The artists produced works that channel their creativity and lived experience in exciting new ways. Integral to this was embracing their view on how to make art accessible for blind and partially sighted visitors. And they did so right from the start of their creative process, not as an ‘add-on’ at the very end.

‘The result is an exhibition that tells very personal stories, offers rich multisensory experiences, and is fun to engage with. The exhibition demonstrates what is possible for organisations and businesses that creatively put access and coproduction at the core of what they do. It makes it more attractive for all.’

Layers of Vision was presented by the King’s Business School, with funding from KBS Innovation Fund.