QUT Up Late: Vis-ability – Exhibition Tour

Bringing together a selection of recent acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, ‘Vis-ability’ has been conceived as a project to broaden understanding of the lived experiences of people who are blind or have low vision. Drawing on research from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty, ‘Vis-ability’ proposes alternative ways of engaging with the Art Collection, considering how technologies can deepen our understanding of vision, and challenge our sight-driven experience of art.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience tactile models, audio descriptions, and augmented reality, in conjunction with selected works on display. ‘Vis-ability’ aims to increase the visibility of the Art Collection, while broadening audience perception of ‘visual’ art. The exhibition brings to light that which is unseen, and draws on different perspectives, positions and senses, to encourage different ways of seeing.


Whether you are a regular visitor or first timer, come and discover something new at QUT’s cultural venues at QUT Gardens Point campus. On Friday 17 May all venues will stay open late and offer special guided tours as well as an after-hours event, Digital garden meditation, held in The Cube from 6:30-7:30pm.

How can we ‘view’ art without sight? Where was the first lamington made? What if you could explore the place beyond the painting?

Find out this and more with our talented team of artists, designers, curators and public program staff who will host all-ages discovery tours of the exhibition Nature imagined at the William Robinson Gallery and The Cube, the exhibition Vis-ability at QUT Art Museum, and historical tours at Old Government House.


Location: QUT Art Museum [link to map]
Start Date: 17/05/2019 [add to calendar]
End Date: 17/05/2019
Cost: Free
Organiser: QUT Art Museum
Enquiries: QUT Art Museum: 07 3138 5370 or artmuseum@qut.edu.au

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