Visit our stunning exhibition at the New Art Exchange

Join us at our stunning Art Exhibition, launched on Saturday 17 June and running until 2 July at New Art Exchange!

Created by local blind and partially sighted artists

All the stunning works of art displayed at this unique exhibition have been created by local blind and partially sighted artist who have created some exceptional pieces that take inspiration from the element of water and which will challenge your perceptions of sensory loss.

All the works on display were created during workshops held at the New Art Exchange, which encouraged visually impaired participants to share their memories, thoughts and experiences of water through the creation of mixed media artworks using an award winning tactile printing method developed by local Charity My Sight Notts, which turns visual artform into a tactile experience.

Heat creates a tactile guide used to create intricate and ornate art

Jeanne Roberts, Arts Development Officer at My Sight Notts, said: "Our incredible artists use many techniques to overcome the difficulties of blindness and visual impairment often embracing their eye condition and working with confidence and abandonment.

"As part of the design process, a drawing technique using specialist heat machines and materials produces a raised surface to act as a tactile guide for our artists. With more heat aplied, blind and visually impaired artists have produced intricate and ornate surface textures, which are displayed in these unique works of art."

Launched on 17 June the exhibition runs until 2 July

The exhibition launch takes place on Saturday 17th June from 12pm-2pm and is located on the ground floor, New Art Exchange, Hyson Green. It's absolutely free of charge for visitors and has something for people of all ages.The My Sight Notts exhibition  will coincide with the launch of Altered Landscapes by Juan delGado (in the Mezzanine gallery), and will run until 2nd July. The event is funded by: DASH.INSIDE which is a Disability Arts commissioning programme


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