A fantastic experience for the senses

Should a true experience of art only appeal to our sense of sight?

With Seeing Hands is an exhibition at Incinerator Gallery exploring non-visual art. Visitors are invited to touch and explore tactile and sound works on display including tactile paintings, directional sound works and a pressed plasticine installation.

Throughout history art has often created barriers for people of differing abilities, and sight has dominated as the primary way to engage with art. This exhibition goes against the grain and aims to increase engagement and access to non-visual art mediums and move beyond simply looking, to include touching, listening and feeling too.

Participating local and international artists explore issues of accessibility and disability, and question the dominance sight plays within art experiences.

With accompanying information communicated through text, audio recordings and braille, the appeal to multiple senses evokes the possibility of having an even richer experience of art.

Head along and decide for yourself.

The Incinerator Gallery is the heart of the visual arts in Moonee Valley and a valued asset for the arts in Melbourne’s west. Originally opened as the Essendon Incinerator, by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, audiences come to the gallery in this industrial building to participate in a range of arts activities.

With Seeing Hands
7 April – 20 May 2018
Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds

Participating artists include Fayen d’Evie and Bryan Phillips, Carolyn Eskdale, Carmen Papalia and Nathan Liow, and Sam Petersen.