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.
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
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
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.
For further information please contact [email protected]
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.
No bookings required.
For information contact [email protected]