SARAH HOSS: LEARNING TO FLY (BY FALLING)
Oriel Joanna Field, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Fri 7-Thurs 27 June
An exciting, yet thought provoking exhibition by Sarah Hoss, a former BBC producer and journalist, Learning To Fly (By Falling) explores what it is like to live and raise children, one of whom has Down Syndrome, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Through candid images that would not be out of place in a family photo album, Hoss seeks to convey the everyday trials, tribulations, wins and spills in living life with Down Syndrome.
Using techniques that are both at once at home in the art world and more modern means of capturing the everyday, such as shots taken with a camera phone for example, Hoss’s photos seek to unveil the family as a unit that, during times of great stress, can band together to care for and nurture the most vulnerable within them. Thus, the exhibition serves as a celebration of disability and paints a picture of a young man whose emergence into adulthood is supported by a family’s willingness for him succeed. So expect an emotionally moving, yet reaffirming take on life in a place of great ecological and aesthetic beauty, and some great pictures too.
Admission: free. Info: 01646 695267 / www.torchtheatre.co.uk
words Gareth Mitchell