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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FROM CEZANNE AND MONET TO HOCKNEY AND BANKSY – A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF MODERNISM AND POST MODERNISM

Introduction: In this assignment, I will be critically evaluating David Hockney’s work entitled “Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool” and Banksy’s work entitled “Rage the Flower Thrower”. I will begin by discussing modernism and compare this to postmodernism and explain how postmodernism moves away from modernism. Both my artists come from the field of postmodernism, […]

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