Drawings of the Blind and Sighted
with Dr. John Kennedy
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Mon 07 Oct 7:30 pm
Dr. John Kennedy, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto shares insights on Drawings of the Blind and Sighted. In drawings over 50,000 years old, outlines stand for the borders of surfaces, the basis for perceiving the world. For centuries, we thought that pictures are only for the sighted. We have now discovered that blind people can draw. They too use line for the borders of surfaces. Their drawings show objects and scenes. They show dogs from the side, insects from above and people from in front. Often, they are not literal, showing movement, the chimes of bells, wandering thoughts and good and evil. 

This presentation is part of the 2019 Big Draw Festival and cosponsored by the NSIS, Nova Scotia Museum, Dalhousie University and the NSCAD Drawing Lab. 

Dr. John Kennedy, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, conducts research focused on psychology of perception and cognition with special reference to representation by pictures. In drawings over 50,000 years old, outlines stand for the borders of  surfaces, the basis for perceiving the world. For centuries, we thought  that pictures are only for the sighted. We have now discovered that   blind people can draw. They too use line for the borders of surfaces. Their drawings show objects and scenes. They show  dogs from the side, insects from above and people from in front. Often  they are not literal, showing movement, the chimes of bells, wandering  thoughts and good and evil. This  presentation is part of the 2019 Big Draw Festival and cosponsored by  the NSIS, Nova Scotia Museum, Dalhousie University and the NSCAD Drawing  Lab.

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This is a free event


Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Nova Scotia Museum

Contact
Mr Jeff Gray
t: (902) 424-7353
e: museum@novascotia.ca



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Accessibility:
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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street
Nova Scotia
Halifax
B3H 3A6
(902) 424-7353

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