Access & Inclusion Program

  • Accessability, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021. Photo Louise Coghill
  • Beach Access Day, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021. Photo Louise Coghill.
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020. Photo Jessica Wyld
  • Auslan Interpreted Media Launch, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019. Photo Jessica Wyld
  • Tactile Tour, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020. Photo Jessica Wyld
  • Beach Access Days, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019. Photo Richard Watson

WELCOME TO THE LOTTERYWEST ACCESS & INCLUSION PROGRAM

Free of charge events for visitors with disability. 

Bookings for all tours are essential as there are a limited number of places per tour. 

Tactile Tours 

Experience and enjoy some of the ‘safe to touch’ sculptures through interactive and informative tours with trained guides. 

Weekday Tours  10.15am & 11.30am Tuesday 7 – Friday 17 March 2023
Evening tours  6pm Thursdays 9 & 16 March 2023
Weekend tours  10.15am & 11.30am  Saturday 11 March 2023 

*Auslan Interpreted Tactile Tour 10.15am Wednesday 15 March 2023. Bookings essential

Duration  All Access & Inclusion Tours last approximately one hour. 

Location  Meet your Access Tour Guide (who will be wearing a 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 for Tactile Tours are essential. 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 wheelchair during the Access Tour. 

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For more accessibility information please visit our Accessibility Information page.  


Special Interest Community Group Tours

These one-hour exhibition tours invite participants from special interest community groups to visit and enjoy Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and meet with an exhibiting artist to view and discuss their work. 

For more information contact: [email protected]

Bookings for Community Inclusion Tours are essential.   

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Auslan Interpreted Events 

Media Launch 11am Friday 3 March 2023 (No bookings required) 

Exhibition closing ceremony and announcement of the EY Peoples’ Choice and Kids’ Choice awards at 2pm Sunday 19 March 2023.  (No bookings required) 

Tactile Tour 10.15am Wednesday 15 March 2023. Bookings for the Auslan Interpreted Tactile Tour are essential. 

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Aged Care, Marginalised Community and Marginalised Youth Programs

These program provide opportunities for mental and physical activity and enables interaction with the wider community.

AGED CARE: In partnership with Lotterywest and Aged Care providers, a structured program of assisted community access will be delivered for aged care residents, including transport to the exhibition and a guided tour tailored to participants abilities. Later in the year, a sculpture workshop will be provided to the participants at their aged care providers residence.

MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES: An exhibition tour program has been developed for people who would not have the opportunity to experience the exhibition and meet with an exhibiting artist, because of their location, the inability to secure transportation and the logistics of visiting the exhibition.

MARGINALISED YOUTH: A program has been developed in conjunction with marginalised youth organisations, targeting marginalised and disadvantaged young people, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience international art and be involved in producing their own art. The intention is for the program to support young people in their creative thinking process, to allow them to understand the role of art in their lives and provide them with life skills that can develop from the creative process.

Morning Tours  10.15am and 11.30am
Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 11 March 2023
Monday 13 March – Friday 17 March 2023 

Twilight Tours   6pm
Thursdays 9 & 16 March 2023 

Duration All Access & Inclusion Tours last approximately one hour. 

Location Meet your Access Tour Guide (who will be wearing a blue Sculpture by the Sea t-shirt) at the ‘Lotterywest Access & Inclusion Program Drop Off Zone’ sign located next to the accessible entrance on Marine Parade at the wooden table under the trees. 

For bookings for the Aged Care, Marginalised Community and Marginalised Youth Programs contact [email protected]

Bookings for all programs are essential. 

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Beach Access Days 

Special matting will be installed for visitors with limited mobility or using wheelchairs to access the sculpture exhibited on the beach. 

When  Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2023
Visitor service assistants will be on site to meet and greet, direct and inform visitors from 9.30am-6.30pm. 

Additional St. John Ambulance resources will be on hand specifically for the Beach Access Days. 

No bookings required. 

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Large Print Catalogues 

The Sculpture by the Sea Access & Inclusion Program offers large print Exhibition Catalogues on loan from the Catalogue Information Marquees.

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Wheelchair Loan 

The Sculpture by the Sea Access & Inclusion Program offers manual wheelchair loan from Exhibition Reception ( available from 7am daily during the exhibition, bookings possible but not guaranteed).

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We would like to thank our Major Supporter Lotterywest for enabling our not-for-profit organisation to provide this free Access & Inclusion program.

For more information contact: [email protected]