Access & Inclusion Program

  • Beach Access Day, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020. Photo Jessica Wyld
  • 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

Sculpture by Sea, Cottesloe 2021 Access & Inclusion Program

Free of charge events for visitors with disability

Tactile Tours 

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

WHEN

Weekday Tours
10.15am & 11.30am
Monday 8 – Friday 19 March 2021

Evening tours
6pm  Thursdays 11 & 18 March 2021

Weekend tours
10.15am & 11.30am
Saturday 13 March 2021

DURATION

All Access & Inclusion 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


Community Inclusion 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 all tours are essential.
Contact: [email protected] 


Auslan Interpreted events 

Media Launch 11am Friday 5 March

Tactile Tour 10.15am Wednesday 17 MarchBookings are essential. Contact: [email protected] 

Exhibition closing ceremony and announcement of the EY Peoples’ Choice and  Kids’ Choice awards at 2pm Sunday 21 March 2021


Aged Care Program

This program will specifically look to address the negative effects of COVID on aged care residents.

Evidence demonstrates that seniors in residential aged care facilities have experienced increased levels of isolation, anxiety and fear during the pandemic due to limitations of access to families and community.

In partnership with Lotterywest, DADAA and aged care providers, a structured program of assisted community access will be delivered for up to 500 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.

This will provide opportunities for mental and physical activity, reduce feelings of isolation and enable involvement with the wider community.

WHEN

Morning Tours
10am and 11.15am
Monday 8 March – Saturday 13 March 2021
Monday 15 March – Friday 19 March 2021

Twilight Tours
6pm Thursdays 11 & 18 March 2021

DURATION

All Access & Inclusion 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 ‘Aged Care Program Drop Off Zone’ sign located next to the accessible entrance on Marine Parade at the wooden table under the trees.

Bookings for all tours are essential.
Contact: [email protected]


Beach Access Days

No bookings required 

Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and  Thursday 18 March 2021

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

Visitor service assistants will be on site to meet and greet, direct and inform visitors from 9.30am-6.30pm.

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


Large Print Catalogues

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


Wheelchair Loan

The Sculpture by the Sea Access & Inclusion Program offers manual wheelchair loan from the Catalogue Information Marquees



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