Access Program

  • Photo Jessica Wyld
  • Photo Jessica Wyld
  • Photo Jessica Wyld

Access Program for People with Disability

Beach Access Day 17 March

For the first time at Sculpture by the Sea we are pleased to provide beach access matting on Thursday 17 March for visitors with limited mobility and those using wheelchairs.

The beach access matting will be available from 10am and staffed until 7pm and will be installed in the southern beach area from Indiana’s to the groyne. Please note, the beach access matting is not suitable for power wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Please be aware there is limited parking available for people with Easy Access Parking Permits.

Visit our Beach Access Day page for more information and a map. 


 Access Tours

Visitors with disability (including school students, individuals and organisations) and their carers are invited to join and participate in our free tour of some of the sculptures in the exhibition.

Our Access Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying contemporary sculpture through informed discussion and touch.

Guided by experienced and specialist training Sculpture by the Sea staff and Guides from the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA), participants will be encouraged to engage with and experience sculpture. The works selected for each tour have been nominated by both Artist and our Site Manager as being safe to touch and are located in accessible areas.

Verbal descriptions of the sculptures visited during the tours are offered to participants who are blind or visually impaired.

WHEN
Daytime tours are available at 10am Monday – Friday throughout the exhibition.
Early evening tours are available at 5.30pm on Tuesdays.

TIMES
All Access Tours last approximately one hour.

WHERE
Meet your Access Tour Guide (who will be wearing a royal blue Sculpture by the Sea t-shirt) at the ‘Tactile Tours Meeting Point’ sign located next to the accessible entrance on Marine Parade at the wooden table under the trees.

BOOKINGS
Bookings are essential as there are a limited number of places per tour. Please email your booking requirements to [email protected] You will be contacted directly to discuss the details of your request. All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please state if you require a beach wheel chair during the Access Tour.

For more information please visit the Accessibility Information 


anna_mockupilukalogoWe would like to thank Iluka Resources for their enabling our not-for-profit organisation to provide this free Access Tour program and for training from the AGWA Guides.