The Access & Inclusion program is in continual development and review to ensure our free to the public exhibitions are inclusive and positively encourage the participation of people with diverse abilities of all ages to enjoy and experience sculpture in a beautiful setting. The program supports the public profile of people with disability and their active role as audience members.
The program cultivates partnerships with schools, individuals, and organisations that represent people with disability.
Please see below for more information and contact details.
A big thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, the James N Kirby Foundation, Waverley Small Grants and the AGNSW Access Guides for making the Access & Inclusion Program and Tactile Tours possible.
Weekend Aqualand Artist Talks on:
Sunday 21 October: 10.00am-12.00pm AND 2.00- 3.00pm
Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October: 10.00am-12.00pm AND 2.00- 3.00pm
Saturday 3 November: 10.00am-12.00pm AND 2.00- 3.00pm
Sunday 4 November: 10.00am-12.00pm
EXHIBITION CLOSING CEREMONY
Sunday 4 November in Marks Park:
2.00-3.00pm includes the announcement of the Peoples’ Choice and the Kids’ Choice awards
Monday 5 November 2018
9.30am – 5.30pm
The Studio, Sydney Opera House
$175 General Admission, $120 Concession and exhibiting Sculpture by the Sea Artists
Ticket price includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, networking drink post conference and Delegate Tote Bag.
For further enquiries please contact: [email protected]
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.
Audio descriptions/Verbal descriptions of the sculptures 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 10.00am
Early evening Tactile Tours are available on Tuesday 23 October and on Tuesday 30 October at 5.00am – 6.00pm
Location: Marks Park
Bookings are essential and are tailored to meet the interests and requirements of each participant.
Contact: [email protected]
Call: 02 8399 0233
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]