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Please do touch: the UK’s first art fair for blind people

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 17, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Skull by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Touch Art Fair

There’s no denying that a lot of the art world’s most famous pieces aren’t aimed at those with impaired vision, but that’s no reason for them to have to miss out completely. The UK’s first art fair for blind people launches today (Oct 17) and features a range of pieces that can be appreciated through all of the senses, and especially through poking around with your hands.

Jake and Dinos Chapman’s contribution is a massive wooden skull (pictured above), and other highlights include a tactile version of the Mona Lisa by SCRATCHADELIA (below), and a tactile portrait of 19-year-old fashion blogger Emily Davison and her guide dog Unity by Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky. Pop down to Marylebone Gardens this weekend to see – and more importantly, feel – the exhibits for yourself.

Tactile Mona Lisa by Claire Follea, Touch Art Fair

Find The Touch Art Fair at Marylebone Gardens October 17-20.

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