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Lowry’s art made accessible for blind children

14th June 2018

Early on in 2018, Living Paintings was approached by an individual with a request for a tactile resource for blind children visiting the Great Exhibition of the North.

The publishing team took a look back over the archives and decided to refresh the charity’s tactile image of L.S. Lowry’s Huddersfield. The existing resource has been adapted to include a child-friendly audio description available on either USB or CD. As with all of our resources, this special edition of Huddersfield is available completely free of charge with a loan period of 3 months.

We hope the resource will be helpful to schools or groups with blind and partially sighted children that are planning on visiting the exhibition, which runs from 22nd June to 9th September 2018. Head over to our library to place your order or give the Living Paintings office a call on 01635 299771.

About the artist

Born in Stretford (formally Lancashire, now Greater Manchester), Lowry lived most of his life in Salford and worked primarily as a rent collector. In the evenings after a day’s work, he’d paint scenes of life in industrial Manchester during the mid-20th century. Lowry’s developed a distinctive style that included his famous “matchstick men” figures and brooding landscapes.

The original oil on canvas Huddersfield is held at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Living Paintings would like to thank Kirklees Museums and Galleries for their support in the production of this resource.

L.S. Lowry's Huddersfield. A busy street scene, a factory in the middle distance and the landscape around Huddersfield beyond.

A mobile phone sitting on a wooden table top and wrapped in earphones displays the Living Paintings website.

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