ACCESS & INCLUSION PROGRAM

  • 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 Aqualand Artist Talks on site to members of the public from the deaf community on two consecutive Saturdays during exhibition.
  • Post exhibition workshops with a Sculpture by the Sea  exhibiting Artist on site at a school or community Centre.

Please see below for more information and contact details.

A big thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, the James N Kirby Foundation, Waverley Small Grants and the AGNSW Access Guides for making the 2017  Access & Inclusion Program and Tactile Tours possible.

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 23 – Fri 27 Oct  and Mon 30 Oct – Fri 3 Nov) from 10am

Location: Marks Park

Duration: 60mins

Cost: Free

Further details and bookings will be available in July.

Contact: [email protected]

Call: 02 8399 0233

TACTILE TOURS FOR Sculpture by the Sea 2017 are now FULLY BOOKED

Transition to Work Program and ‘My Perspective’ Tours

2016 initiatives included working with young people from the Catholic Care transition to work program. Two young people worked with us in the our Surry Hills office once a week for two months pre exhibition and experienced and contributed towards the behind the scenes preparation that takes place in organising a huge cultural event like Sculpture by the Sea. Several other young people joined the volunteer program during exhibition and were supported and directed in delivering a ‘My Perspective Tour’  where they presented some of their favourite sculptures in public to Tactile Tour audiences.

The 2017 program started in July in partnership with participants from BreakThru and Catholic Care.

For further information please contact [email protected]

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 22 October, Saturday 28 October , Sunday 29 October, Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November.

View the Aqualand Artist Talks Program

No bookings required.

For information contact [email protected]

STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

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