Sensory Art Makers

Sensory Art Makers is a Creative Enterprise project run by final year Fine Art students, giving visually impaired people the opportunity to create art in a meaningful way. 

Working with Galloway’s Society for the Blind, students organised a series of workshops exploring tactile and sensory ways of making art.  The project culminated in a final exhibition of artwork entitled ‘Sense and Memory’ at Morecambe Library.  Visitors were encouraged to first experience the artwork blindfolded, challenging the notion of what art can be and altering the perception of art as a traditionally visual medium, promoting an understanding of what it means to live with a visual impairment.

The enterprising students were able to carry out this work gaining sponsorship from Clarks Shoes and the O2 Think Big fund.  They were able to use the funding to purchase materials for their workshops.