The Studio Art Gallery will be hosting the official Cape Town launch of the St John Vision 20/20 exhibition on the 17th May 2019 at 6:00 pm .
Sight is a very personal and intimate experience for each person. Healthy eyesight determines quality of life and experiences
This is at the heart of the St John Vision 20/20 exhibition; the 32 images by Cape Town photographer David Prior – showcase the individuals that benefit from the Eye care services that St John offers to South Africans and embodies the the St John motto:“Pro Utilitate Hominum” – In the service of humanity.
St John Vision 20/20 Exhibition
Each individual that has been selected and showcased, has a story to tell.
From dressmakers, truck drivers and construction workers to community leaders, these are the people that shape our communities, these are the people that St John serves.
“We have included unsung heroes within St John; dedicated individuals who give of their time as optometrists, receptionists, and bookkeepers. Men and women that work towards a better vision, a grander vision, A 20/20 Vision.”
The aim of the exhibition:
• To showcase how individual’s lives are changed when they have the gift of healthy eyesight
• To raise awareness about the eye care work of St John in local communities
• To highlight the importance of accessible, affordable, high-quality eye care
“We are excited to have the team of Dr. Paul Bayliss and Thabo Seshoka from the ABSA Art Gallery and Sarah McGee from M Studio community curating our showcase. We are happy to announce that our Our official printing partners is Rapid Studio on board. #SavingSight
These 32 images will be available for sale to raise money in assisting St John Eye clinics to reach communities that does not have access to affordable, high-quality eye care.
WHERE: The Studio Art Gallery, Harbour Bay Centre, Shop 31 (on the square), Cnr Dido Valley & Main Rds, Simon’s Town, Cape Town 7806
WHEN: from the 16th of May to the 3rd of June. Opening event on Friday, 17 May at 6 pm and a walkabout on Saturday, 18 May at 10 am. Mon to Sun 09h00 – 17h00
St John Vision 20/20 exhibition moves to the Stellenbosch University Museum from the 24th of July to the 30th of August 2019.
Who is St John – South Africa?
St John operates Eye Care Clinics across South Africa, providing professional eye testing and the dispensing of budget spectacles to members of the community who are unable to afford commercial rates. In addition, St John Eye Care Clinics diagnose cases where patients require corrective surgery, e.g. cataracts, and refer them to local eye hospitals for treatment. This screening process enables the hospitals to concentrate on their primary function of surgery. Optometrists who practice at St John Eye Care Clinics are also members of the South African Optometric Association.
St John South Africa is grateful for the support of Rapid Studio- SA’s leading photobook company; Art Times, PicFlick, The Studio Art Gallery, Cattle Baron, Harbour Bay, Pick n Pay Harbour Bay, Mary Beth de Lisle, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Ms N Ryan, Mugg n Bean, Mr and Mrs Edwards, Tuscan Villa, Calders Hotel, Monkey Valley Resort, Brass Bell and Harbour House Kalk Bay.
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