Colour is an essential element of art: how might visual impairment affect the creation of artwork? Leeds Arts University’s MA Curation Practices students are exhibiting works by Holly Holder, Caroline Mawer and Sarah Newman, three visually impaired artists, in their innovative exhibition entitled, Insight.
An interview with Keith Salmon provides another perspective as he draws on his own comparable experiences of vision impairment. Holder draws inspiration from nature, and her paintings are of an impressionist style. Mawer’s multimedia works are based on her personal experiences, while Newman’s life drawings capture the inspiring works that are created in her Describe and Draw classes.
The exciting pieces in the welcoming Rotunda gallery have been curated with the intention of shedding light on how visually impaired artists use and experience colour, as well as these artists’ experiences of visiting museums as visually impaired people. You are invited to come and appreciate this fully accessible exhibition and gain an insight into what it is to be a visually impaired artist.
This is exhibition is on display in The Rotunda by appointment only. Please email Sarah Beaumont to make an appointment. Please note the University will be closed from 25 December - 1 January.
Opening night: Thursday 5 December 5-7pm
Entry is free and refreshments will be served. Booking is not required for the opening night.
Image: Holly Holder, Echoes of the Mountains, 2019. Water colour and acrylic ink on paper. Reproduced with kind permission of the artist.
- 06 December - 08 January 2020
- The Rotunda, Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ