Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, ME1 1LX

It's FREE, contact the Arts Team to book a place: arts@medway.gov.uk or 01634 338319

All Families

Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 7+

  • Lead Artist: Wendy Daws
  • Artist: Christopher Sacre

‘Enbosu’ the culmination of a year-long Arts Council England supported project called The Value of Touch, by award winning artist Wendy Daws.

Enbosu (‘to emboss’ in Japanese) explores notions of memory and interpretation through touch. Created by Daws throughout The Value of Touch initiative, this new collection of tactile embossed paper works uses Japanese woodblock printing and low relief casting techniques to visually represent different eye conditions. The Japanese method of ‘Karazuri’ (or ‘empty printing’) informs the aesthetics of the exhibition while the gold reference running through the work relates to ‘Kintsugi’ – the Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery with gold and also to the medical use of gold used in certain eye conditions.

Daws is well known for her inspiring and highly creative participatory work with marginalised groups, notably blind and partially sighted and older people. With the participants she has created a host of remarkable projects, facilitating not only their creative exploration of the world, but her own artistic response to what they feel and experience throughout the collaboration.

Please note, there are two workshop sessions: 10-30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm.

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