Sensing Beyond Sight

Performance Space

Launch event: 13 December 2019, 5pm - 7pm

Sensing Beyond Sight brings together a range of artworks and textile designs from a series of ongoing conversations and collaborations between the My Sight Nottinghamshire visually impaired artists group and the Textile Design department at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

As part of Disability History Month 2019 (22 November – 22 December) this pop-up exhibition showcases artwork produced by visually impaired artists, prototypes of sensory textile designs developed and made by second year Textile Design students working closely with My Sight, silicone moulds designed by the visually impaired artists group in collaboration with tutors from NTU Textile Design.

The exhibition includes a series of short sensory biographical films produced by Jonathan Hamilton (NTU Graphic Design) featuring members of the My Sight visually impaired artists group talking to Dr Kevin Hunt (NTU Textile Design). The films were made as part of the British Academy funded project 'Learning Aesthetics from People who are Visually Impaired' (1 October 2018 – 1 October 2019).

This exhibition represents an ongoing creative dialogue between the My Sight visually impaired artists group and students and staff within NTU Textile Design, engaging with core themes of sensory richness in art and design, tactile communication and the importance of surfaces and textures, and learning from people who are visually impaired or blind.

Join us on the private view on Friday 13 December, 5-7pm for an opportunity to talk to the exhibition contributors and enjoy a complimentary drink.


All are welcome

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