Sensing Beyond Sight

Hunt, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1985-4351, 2019. Sensing Beyond Sight. New Art Exchange, Nottingham, 13-15 December 2019.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Hunt, K.
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Hunt, K.Curator of an exhibitionorcid.org/0000-0002-1985-4351
Publisher: New Art Exchange
Date: December 2019
Description: Co-curator of Sensing Beyond Sight, working collaboratively with NTU colleagues, My Sight Nottinghamshire (charity for people who are visually impaired), New Art Exchange and Nottingham City Council. This pop-up exhibition was displayed as part of National Disability Month (22nd Nov-22nd Dec) and showcased work from the NTU 'live' design project undertaken by Level 5 Textile Design students with My Sight Nottinghamshire (Nov 2018-Feb 2019); the British Academy funded project 'Learning Aesthetics from People who are Visually Impaired' (Oct 2018-March 2020); silicone moulds produced by the My Sight Nottinghamshire visually impaired artists group (from a session run by NTU Tutors in October 2019); and felt crafted artworks made by the My Sight Nottinghamshire visually impaired artists group (November 2019).

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.
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Event Location: New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Event Dates: 13-15 December 2019
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Dec 2019 10:52
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 10:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38889

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