RHA Gallery – Tours for the Visually Impaired + RHA Kids Workshop
Tours for the Visually Impaired
Under the Wrong Star by Michael Robinson
12pm, Thursday 16 January
With Emilie Conway and RHA Exhibitions Curator, Ruth Carroll
Join us for a tour for the visually impaired of our current solo exhibition by Michael Robinson Under the Wrong Star. These tours will be led by Emilie Conway, with RHA Exhibitions Curator, Ruth Carroll on Thursday 16th and Learning and Public Engagement Curator, Róisín Bohan on Saturday 18th.
Emilie Conway is an award winning musical artist, visual artist, art facilitator and art psychotherapist. She also has a visual impairment. The central role art plays in her own life drives her passion to explore collaborative art practice and experience of art, through creating audio described tours, with others who have a visual impairment.
To help us best prepare for the tour, please email Róisín, Learning and Public Engagement Curator, by Tuesday 14th January at email@example.com and let us know the following:
- Is this your first visit to the gallery?
- What is your level of vision?
- Do you have a guidedog?
- Are you able to use the stairs?
- Will you be attending with anyone?
- How are you arriving?
- Any needs or requirements you may have on the day
RHA Kids Workshop
Creating a Visual Journal with artist Liz Rackard
2pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 18 January
Ages 12 – 16
This workshop introduces participants to visual journaling, the process of creating a notebook to record thoughts, feelings and ideas in visual form. The workshop is experiential and interactive with a focus on exploring creativity through painting, collage and other art materials in notebook format. Participants will be encouraged to engage spontaneously with a variety of materials in the development of their journal. Words arising in response to images can become part of the creative process.
The overall aim of the workshop is to build confidence in using visual journaling as an imaginative and enjoyable form of self-expression. No previous art or journaling experience is required and you do not have to be ’good at art’ to participate.
Liz Rackard is an artist and art therapist who uses visual journaling or ‘doodling in notebooks’ as a means of spontaneous self-expression. Originally trained as a weaver, she has explored a wide variety of media and processes, including painting, printmaking and sculpture. Recently her work has focused on portraiture, working on a small scale and in miniature. Notebooks for Liz are an informal, enjoyable way of capturing in visual and written form the thoughts, ideas and feelings that influence her work and life.
Image: Liz Rackard, Visual Journaling