Living in a sensory world: stories from people with blindness and low vision to be on show at Noosa Council’s Noosa Regional Gallery, from Thursday 21 February to Sunday 23 March, 2014.
A braille Playboy magazine, a talking ski bum-bag and the ball bowled in the first match of blind cricket played in Melbourne nearly 100 years ago, are just some of the items and innovations on show.
The exhibition looks at how Australians with eye conditions learn, work, play sport, create art and carry out everyday tasks. Through objects, interactive displays and multimedia, the exhibition explores a world that relies on sound, touch and smell to navigate through the environment.
The exhibition features 100 objects, including items from Vision Australia’s heritage collection and Museum of Victoria’s Royal Institute for the Blind collection.
Living in a Sensory World: stories from people with blindness and low vision was developed by Vision Australia in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum. It is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.
All are welcome to attend a morning tea to officially launch the Living in a sensory world: stories from people with blindness and low vision exhibition, on Friday 28 February at 11am, with guest speaker: Karen Knight, General Manager, Vision Australia Qld and NT, along with Peter Ryan, Chairman, Sunshine Coast Access Advisory Network with his seeing-eye dog Pebbles.
Free event, all welcome.
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Noosa Regional Gallery is located at (riverside) Pelican Street, Tewantin and is open free to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For further information about exhibitions and events, phone the Gallery on 5329 6145.
Living In A Sensory World: Stories from people with blindness and low vision
Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin
Thursday 21st of February 2014 to Sunday 23rd of March 2014
Open to the public from 10am to 4pm
For further information about exhibitions and events, phone the Gallery on 5329 6145
Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin
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