• Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee.
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee.
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee.
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee.
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Photo Clyde Yee.

Our Access & Inclusion Program includes:

  • Exhibition Tactile Tours for students and visitors with disability.
  • A ‘Transition to Work’  program for young people living with a disability which involves pre exhibition work experience at the Sculpture by the Sea office, Volunteer experience during the exhibition and an opportunity to  prepare and present a ‘My Perspective Tour’ on site to a public audience.
  • AUSLAN interpreted events on site to members of the public from the deaf community include Aqualand Artist Talks, the exhibition Media Launch and the exhibition Closing Ceremony.
  • Post exhibition workshops with a Sculpture by the Sea exhibiting Artist on site at a school or community centre or hospital.

Please see below for more information and contact details.

A big thanks to the James N Kirby Foundation for supporting our Access & Inclusion Program 2018 and the AGNSW Access Guides.

Tactile Tours

Visitors with disability and their carers are invited to participate in a free Tactile Tour of some of the sculpture in the exhibition with experienced guides. Individuals, school students and groups from disability service organisations are all encouraged to take up this opportunity.

Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying contemporary sculpture through informed discussion and touch. The works selected for each tour have been nominated by both the Artists and the Sculpture by the Sea Site Manager as being safe to touch and are  in accessible areas.

Verbal descriptions of the sculpture visited during the tours are offered to participants who are blind or vision-impaired.

Times and Dates:

Weekdays Mon 22 – Fri 26 Oct  and Mon 29 Oct – Fri 2 Nov 2018 from 10am
Early evening  Tactile Tours are available on Tuesday 16 October and Tuesday 23 October at 5.00-6.00pm

Location: Marks Park

Duration: 60mins

Cost: Free

Bookings are essential and are tailored to meet the interests and requirements of each participant.

Contact: [email protected]

Call: 02 8399 0233

Transition to Work Program and ‘My Perspective’ Tours

Young people are invited  to take part in a supervised transition to work program. This involves working in our Surry Hills office once a week pre exhibition and experiencing and contributing towards the behind the scenes preparation that takes place in organising a huge cultural event like Sculpture by the Sea. Participants can also (or may prefer instead) to  join the Sculpture by the Sea volunteer team on site during exhibition. They will be supported in developing skills in areas like visitor services, catalogue sales or office assistance. Participants are invited to  deliver a ‘My Perspective’ tour.  With encouragement and individual support with  a trained educator they will prepare and  present some of their favourite sculptures, in public, to Tactile Tour audiences.

For further information please contact [email protected]

Auslan Interpreted Events

Auslan interpreted Aqualand Artist Talk Series

These insightful talks offer visitors the chance to meet Artists and to hear their stories and perspectives about their work. From the comfort of an Aqualand bean bag, these talks take place each Saturday and Sunday of the exhibition.

This public program will be AUSLAN interpreted on Sunday 21 October, Saturday 27 October , Sunday 28 October, Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November.

View the Aqualand Artist Talks Program

Exhibition Media Launch

The exhibition launch will take place at 11am-11.30am on Thursday 18 October at Marks Park and will  be Auslan interpreted.

Exhibition Closing Ceremony

The exhibition closing ceremony including the announcement of the Peoples’ Choice and Kids’ Guide awards will take place at 2.00-3.00pm on Sunday 4 November at Marks Park and will be Auslan interpreted.

No bookings required.

For information contact [email protected]