Karla DICKENS 'Bottom feeder I' 2018, acrylic and collage on board, QUT Art Collection, Purchased 2018


Bringing together a selection of recent acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, Vis-ability 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, Vis-ability 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 and audio descriptions, in conjunction with selected works on display. Vis-ability 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.

Artists: Tony Albert; Davida Allen; David Band; Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Jon Cattapan; Elisa Jane Carmichael; Dean Cross; Jack Dale; Kim Demuth; Karla Dickens; Julie Dowling; Emily Ngarnal Evans; Julie Fragar; Elsie Gabori; Denise Green; Dale Harding; Louise Hearman; Dai Li; Deborah Mansfield; Karla Marchesi; Donna Marcus; Tracey Moffatt; Pierre Mukeba; Garry Namponan; Mitjili Napurrula; Raquel Ormella; Catherine Parker; Tom Risley; Vincent Serico; Kenji Uranishi; Gerry Wedd; Judith Wright; Barrupu Yunupingu; Dhopiya Yunupingu; Djakanngu Dorothy Yunupingu; Gulumbu Yunupingu; Djerrkngu Yunupingu; Nyapanyapa Yunupingu; and Ranydjupi Yunupingu.

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young people crafting art at qut art museum

Making visible workshop for secondary students

a couple touring qut art museum

Vis-ability descriptive tours

29 May, 9 and 12 June

All the Light We Cannot See book cover

Texta book club

All the Light We Cannot See

Tuesday 18 June 2019

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