Vores Vævninger: Our Weavings is a tactile textile exhibition featuring the work of weavers from the Danish Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted in Copenhagen.
The exhibition revolves around the concept of tactility; all of the exhibits are meant to be touched. It is designed to be accessible to both blind and non-visually impaired visitors and is intended to provide insights into how artists and artisans compensate for the loss of what is often considered our most important sense.
As well as promoting new ways of understanding the process and pace of design – and the importance of touch in that process – Vores Vævninger: Our Weavings is intended to challenge the conventional way in which exhibitions themselves are experienced. It promotes physical interaction with the exhibits and in the process encourages conversations around the themes of accessibility, art, and design.
IBOS is the national center for the visually impaired in Denmark. It offers workshops in textile, furniture and ceramic production to those with blindness or other visual, physical or mental impairments.
Vores Vævninger: Our Weavings has been created in collaboration with the weavers, workshop leader Bette Forchhammer and relief maker Jette Friis. Exhibition furniture produced in Melbourne by Ernest Studio.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Tove Papp Lindkvist, Exhibition designer
Fri 13 March, 6:45-8:45 pm
Limited spots available!
The two-hour workshop will be run by weaver Berthe Forchhammer and exhibition designer Tove Papp Lindkvist.
All are very welcome and no previous weaving experience is necessary.