Reflection on Aesthetics and Tactile Touch, Smell and Taste and my Artworks

  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 […]

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My final year proposal

  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 […]

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Why is our sense of smell such a vital part of our lives – and how has it influenced science, art, culture and history?

I couldn’t make sense of the words of a visiting lecturer yesterday; who taking a critical glance at my tactile works asked “what’s smell got to do with tactile art ?” I suppose as a registered blind person I forgot to consider “normalisation”, but for a blind person, or someone with sight-loss, I would argue […]

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An Interview with Justine Raith about: “Eye Can” – An evaluation of what is available and required to enable the blind to live independent lives.

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 […]

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