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."