Date: Monday, October 7
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Speaker:Dr. John M. Kennedy
Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
Title: 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.