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Early career research symposium

Sensory Innovations and Creativity in the Arts

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

A woman is raising her hand to touch metal sculptures hanging from the ceiling. There are seven of them, each a vertical slice cut from a bell.

Exploring ideas of ‘disability gain’ and ‘blindness gain’ in the arts, highlighting how an expanded approach to the senses are creatively explored across different art forms.

This symposium is part of a three-year research project, Beyond the Visual: Blindness and Expanded Sculpture. The project, a collaboration between the Henry Moore Institute, Shape Arts and University of the Arts London, was the recipient of the inaugural Arts and Humanities Research Council Exhibition Fund. The project will culminate with a landmark 2025 exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute, foregrounding work by blind and partially blind artists.

Shape Arts
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Call for participation

We are currently accepting submissions for this symposium which examine how an expanded, multisensory approach can lead to innovations that benefit both creative practitioners and those who behold and experience their art.

Sensory Innovations and Creativity in the Arts
A woman is raising her hand to touch metal sculptures hanging from the ceiling. There are seven of them, each a vertical slice cut from a bell.
Part of Beyond the Visual
Part of Beyond the Visual

Early career research symposium

Sensory Innovations and Creativity in the Arts

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Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Blindness and Expanded Sculpture
A ring of metal, roughly 30cm in diameter, hanging on a loop of string. A hand is steadying the ring, while a second hand is poised to strike it with a small, square hammer.
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Part of Beyond the Visual

Conference

Blindness and Expanded Sculpture

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Leeds Art Gallery, UK
Collaborative Audio Description
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Part of Beyond the Visual

Workshop

Collaborative Audio Description

10:00–15:30

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467
E:  reception@henry-moore.org