RBSA and Sense: Research Sharing Event

08 March 2018

Join us for our research sharing session at the new Touchbase Pears Centre!

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(Photo by Owen de Visser photography)

About the event

Join us on Thursday 8 March, 6 - 8pm, at the Touchbase Pears Centre.

RBSA artists and Sense staff will share their findings from a collaborative project with individuals who have complex communication needs (e.g. deaf blindness). There will be time to have refreshments, network, listen to talks, and discuss the points made. A full agenda will be available to download shortly.

This event will have BSL interpreters.

Don't miss the related exhibition, Connecting Creatively, on display 14-24 February.



How to book

Call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 or e-mail rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk

About the pilot project in 2017

The RBSA and Sense worked together on a pilot visual arts project to deliver 4 art workshops by 4 different RBSA artists to 5 Sense participants and their support workers.

Sense provided induction training to RBSA staff members and artists to help RBSA learn how to make practical art activities more accessible to individuals with MSI. The artists then planned and delivered their individual workshops, which included: clay sculpture, printmaking, construction sculpture, and mixed-media textiles weaving. Each workshop provided detailed information on how sessions could be
developed further.

About the roll-out in 2018

Throughout January and February, we are developing on from what we learned from the pilot to deliver a larger number of workshops to a wider range of Sense participants to create artwork for an exhibition called Connecting Creatively, which will be on display in Gallery 2 from 14-24 February 2018.

We are very grateful to the following organisations for supporting this event:

The George Fentham Birmingham Charity
The Roughley Trust
The Heart of England Community Foundation - The Harry Payne Fund 
The Oakley Charitable Trust
The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
The Dumbreck Charity 

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Key Dates

  • FREE
    08 March 2018

    A research sharing session by RBSA and Sense at the new Touchbase Pears Centre