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An exhibition by deaf artists and photographers will be on display from 1st May to 31st May 2017 in the main gallery at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton.

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Audiovisability is a ‘visual music’ art form created by professional musician, Ruth Montgomery, who was born profoundly deaf in both ears. The project explores various aspects of music from the perspectives of deaf and hearing artists, with a particular focus on capturing visual information of music.

The exhibition unveils the talents of 18 British Deaf artists across a number of disciplines including photography, sculpting, acting, textiles, Sign Language, and musical compositions. It leads the spectator through a thoughtful and deeply integrated arts experience, portraying music in a visually compelling and refreshingly humanistic way.

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Dominic MacNeill is a photographer, filmmaker and writer with a keen interest in various aspects of photography such as street life, long exposures and how light relates to emotion.

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Emilio Lopez is an Fine Art photographer. Emilio bases his work on both mental health and hearing difficulties, with a surrealist theme. Emilio takes inspiration from South Korean culture, tv and film and music artists like Bjork and Paloma Faith. Emilio uses a range of different photographic formats such as analogue, polaroids and digital to show his work. You can see more of Emilio’s work on his website, Instagram and Facebook.

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Kathryn is a fine artist who has produced her interpretation of the deaf alphabet using colour and shape to represent individual letters. Copies of the letters will be available to buy at Deaffest 2017.

Kathryn’s work is a development of her exhibition piece at Deaffest 2016, the Tinnitus Alphabet.

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