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Wednesday, March 02, 2005
  Art for the Blind
How does one create art for the blind and partially sighted? The exhibition (Sense and Sensuality) brings together a collection of both sighted and non-sighted artists (is their such a term as non-sighted?) to show works that appeal to all five senses.
I remember one of my first trips to an art museum where I just naturally went up to a textural painting and was running my hands all over it. Not realizing this was a no-no in a gallery and the work was probably worth more than a house. But there shouldn't be a problem with this exhibition as most can be touched.
First 'blind' art exhibition opens
"Most of the pieces can be touched, all are audio described, labels are in large print and Braille, and British Sign Language guided tours will be available.
The works are hung at low level so that they can be explored through touch, plinths have been designed with wheelchair users in mind and the gallery floor will have colour contrast and texture to help orientate visually impaired visitors."
bbc news
 
BgArt News Blog Comments:
2 comments - 1. - i think that is such a fantastic idea - they need to do that here!!!
and 2. i nearly had a heartattack at the idea of your touching the painting in a gallery!!! visions of screaming guards fill my head..... eek.
 
I think this would be a great idea too. I can imagine using Inuit soapstone carvings as well as Native wood carvings for blind patrons to touch. Supplement this with audio lectures about the Inuit artists up north and their lifestyle. This would make a good experience for blind patrons.
 
Constantin Brancusi has a sculpture "Sculpture for blinds", he did this long time ago.
So they are not firsts!!!
 
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