Touch and be touched Tactile Stimulation – Anything touched and anything that touches us can be stimulating. Every solid object has texture, temperature, shape. Balls in a collection can be smooth or rough, hard or soft, furry or…not. The sense of touch also includes the differentiation and recognition of temperature, pain, and body position (proprioception). […]Read more "Touch and be touched"
There are relatively easy adaptations to the creative art program in order to make it accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. While younger students typically participate in creative art within the classroom, most school age students take advantage of this time for an inclusive opportunity with typically developing peers. Whether art activities […]Read more "How to make adaptions to make art accessible to blind students in the class-room/studio."
Abstract Modern aesthetics regards sight and hearing as the only senses which were able to produce art. Touch, smell and taste might offer pleasant stimuli, but can never achieve the status of art objects. What are the arguments for this rejection, and are they still sustainable? This paper focuses on the general and specific […]Read more "Reflection on Aesthetics and Tactile Touch, Smell and Taste and my Artworks"
Introduction A quick introduction for everyone, I am Justine Raith, a mature and visually impaired BA (Hons) Fine Art Student and an Ambassador for “Galloway’s Society for the Blind”, a winning artist in the RWS Contemporary Landscape Artist Competition, 2017, Wild Card in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 and 2017, Winner […]Read more "My final year proposal"
Dear Wild Card Artist, Thank you for applying to be a Wild Card for the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 competition. Congratulations – we’d love to invite you to take part! There are several things I need to discuss and check with you before your place as a Wild Card is […]Read more "Wild Card for the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 competition."
The Blind Man And The Elephant Poem by John Godfrey Saxe: It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined,who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind), that each by observation, might satisfy his mind. The first approached the elephant, and, happening to fall, against his broad and sturdy side, […]Read more "MY OWN RESEARCH PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE BLIND MAN AND THE ELEPHANT."
The Author This thesis is compiled by Roger William Livesey, a social scientist. Credits The thesis owes gratitude to “Galloways Society for the Blind” and a service user (I shall call X), now an Ambassador for “Galloways Society for the Blind” and an established national and international artist with a large following and client base. Ethics […]Read more "An Interview with Justine Raith about: “Eye Can” – An evaluation of what is available and required to enable the blind to live independent lives."