Celebrating art for and by the visually impaired
and challenging perceptions of artistic vision.
Touching Art Touching You @ Hove Museum & Art Gallery, June - September 2010
BlindArt
@ Hove Museum & Art Gallery
12 June – 5 September 2010

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Touching Art Touching You
, a fresh and unique concept in the visual arts comes to Hove Museum & Art Gallery on 12 June.  The exhibition breaks traditional barriers by actively encouraging visitors to experience and explore the art on display through touch and other senses. The experience challenges the notion that sight is essential for creating and enjoying exceptional art.  

The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and installations, including sound, drawn from the permanent collection of BlindArt. BlindArt is a charity which promotes contemporary works by visually impaired and sighted artists, showcasing them side by side and challenging the public to tell the difference.  

Touching Art Touching You appeals to a wide ranging audience, including visually impaired visitors as well as children and families who can enjoy the freedom to explore the art through touch.  

Comments from exhibition visitors:  
"Over throwing years of not being allowed to touch art. Quite mind bending".

"Touching the work added another dimension to the usual event of looking at art"

"Felt nervous and excited touching the art. Taboo/freedom/liberating"

All works in the exhibition are made accessible to a diverse audience through touch, audio description, large print and Braille labels.

Family Workshops

Tuesday 27th July
Symphony of Scents
Hove Museum
Make beautiful fabric birds filled with delicious scents to give to your friends and relatives. In connection with Touching Art Touching You exhibition.
10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4pm
£10, book in advance
8+

Tuesday 3rd August
Musical Movement
Hove Museum
Use string to create tactile pictures inspired by the Touching Art Touching You exhibition
10am-12pm,  1.30pm-4pm
Free, drop in
All ages

Wednesday 4th August
Knotted Know-how
Hove Museum
Use string to create tactile pictures inspired by Touching Art Touching You exhibition
10am-12pm,  1.30pm-4pm
Free, drop in
All ages

Saturday 14th August
Audio tour of BlindArt exhibition
Hove Museum
Audio described tour of the Touching Art Touching You exhibition
2.30 – 4pm
Free, book in advance

Address:
Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB
Tel: 03000 290900
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Website: www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 2pm – 5pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Admission: Free
Fully accessible.
Café.
Shop.

Please click here for press release.
 

BlindArt Collection Donated to
Moorfields Eye Hospital
October 2012
Link to press release

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ Banbury Museum
February - March 2011
Link to press release (word doc)
Link to press release (pdf)

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ Hove Museum & Art Gallery
June - September 2010
Link to press release

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ RNC
June 2009
Link to press release

BlindArt @ ART LONDON Fair
2 - 6 October 2008

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
26 July – 4 October 2008

BlindArt Forum
Exciting new Feature
Link to press release

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ MOMA, Wales

March - April 2008

BlindArt Permanent Collection @ Catmose Gallery
January - February 2007


BlindArt Permanent Collection @ Menier Gallery
May 2007

Sense & Sensuality @ Richard Attenborough Centre
December 2006 - January 2007

Sense & Sensuality Debuts in New York

October 2006

Winners of Sense & Sensuality 2006

Joint First Prize
Mauro Perucchetti
Nick Hornby
BlindArt Purchase Prize
Andrew Senior

Sense & Sensuality 2006
Bankside Gallery
14 September – 8 October 2006
Link to leaflet


BlindArt in New York
BlindArt @ Art Beyond Sight
October 2005

Education Projects
Sense2Sense Education Project
4Senses Education Project

BlindArt Needs Volunteers
to help us TOUCH ART.
Please email info@blindart.net for details.

    • Sense & Sensuality 2005 catalogue
    • Sense & Sensuality 2006 catalogue
    • BlindArt Permanent Collection catalogue
    • Postcards
    • Tactile images

    • BlindArt T-Shirts

    available.

        Support BlindArt
        Please email info@blindart.net for details.