Beyond Sight

Beyond Sight showcases in Burnie Tasmania

Beyond Sight is an inclusive multi-sensory exhibition in which vision impaired visitors can explore the artworks through touch, sound, smell, sight and imagination.

Wood and reclaimed artwork
Driftsongs by Katrin Terton
This exhibition incorporates three key elements: the multi-sensory artworks and installations which can be explored through various senses, an audio-visual presentation of interviews about the lived experience of blindness within a vision-centric culture and the opportunity for audience members to be creative themselves.

Katrin’s passion

Sunshine Coast artist Katrin Terton creates work that is accessible for visitors of all abilities with particular regard to people with low or no vision.

With a background in art therapy, her practice is conceptual, comprising sculptural works created principally from organic or salvaged materials and found objects. She intends to instil thoughts and generate conversation about the built and natural environment.

Image of a woman and a man smiling at the camera with artwork behind them
Artist Katrin Terton with Geoff Munck who developed a unique technique to understand how the power of language makes it possible for the blind to see the visual.

The exhibition is informed by Katrin’s ambition to create non-prescriptive works to encourage the audience to interpret each piece through the lens of their respective individual biographies and imaginations.

This exhibition incorporates three key elements: the multi-sensory artworks and installations which can be explored through various senses, an audio-visual presentation of interviews about the lived experience of blindness within a vision-centric culture and the opportunity for audience members to be creative themselves.

Experience the artwork

Beyond Sight will be on display at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery from the 25 October – 1 December 2019

And at the Devonport Regional Art Gallery from the 15 February – 15 March 2020

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If you live with vision impairment, we have a range of services designed to offer support to live independently including Orientation and Mobility (O & M), Assistive Technology and more. Contact us for more information.