Exhibition at QUT Art Museum - descriptive tours


Date 11 May 2019

Time 09:00 AM


Address 2 George St, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane , Queensland

Phone 07 3138 5370

Website http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/whats-on/2019/vis-ability.php


Bringing together a selection of recent acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, this exhibition has been conceived as a project to broaden understanding of the lived experiences of people who are blind or with low vision. Drawing on research in QUT's Creative Industries Faculty, the exhibition proposes alternative ways of engaging with the art collection, considering how technologies can deepen our understanding of vision and challenging our sight-driven experience of art.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience tactile models, audio descriptions, and augmented reality, in conjunction with selected works on display. The exhibition aims to increase the visibility of the QUT Art Collection, while broadening audiences' perception of 'visual' art. It brings to light that which is unseen, and draws on different perspectives, positions and senses, to encourage different ways of seeing.

Find out more here

Artists include: Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Jon Cattapan; Elisa Jane Carmichael; Dean Cross; Karla Dickens; Emily Ngarnal Evans; Julie Fragar; Elsie Gabori; Denise Green; Dale Harding; Louise Hearman; Dai Li; Karla Marchesi; Raquel Ormella; Catherine Parker; Tom Risley; and more.

Descriptive tours for people who are blind or have low vision:

1pm-2pm on Wednesday 29 May, Sunday 9 June and Wednesday 12 June
Join us on a sensory tour of the exhibition incorporating vivid verbal descriptions and discussion, as well as tactile experiences of selected artworks. Bookings essential.

Descriptive tours are also available by request for groups of three or more, Tuesday to Thursday 10am-4pm, from 14 May to 1 August, subject to staff availability.

Call 07 3138 5370 for further details.