Access Program

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


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 DADAA 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. The sculptures are located in accessible areas.

Verbal descriptions of the sculpture visited during the tours are offered to participants who are blind or vision-impaired.

A Tactile Tour lasts approximately one hour.

Dates for 2018 exhibition to be announced.


Special matting was installed for two days during exhibition which will enable visitors with limited mobility and those using manual wheelchairs to access sculpture located in specific areas on the beach.

The beach access matting was available from 10am and staffed until 7pm on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March.

Dates for 2018 exhibition to be announced.


A public program of free Artist Talks is available each weekend during the exhibition. Visitors are invited to meet international and local exhibiting artists on site by their work and hear them talk about their ideas and creative practice, while sinking back into the comfort of a bean bag!

We were excited to pilot the Artists Talks with an Auslan interpreter on Saturday 18 March 2017 for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.

For more information please contact [email protected] or (02) 8399 0233.


Beach wheel chairs were  available for visitors with disability to use during their visit – available at the exhibition site office. 

A  TADWA Beach Trekker for use in the water and on the sand is available to borrow from the Town of Cottesloe.

For information about the beach wheelchair and its features and booking procedure please visit: or call 08 9285 5000


Information pages from the Exhibition Catalogue was provided in an enlarged A4 format for visitors with low vision to refer to during their visit. This was available at the Catalogue Marquee and it is requested that it be returned for others to use during exhibition.

anna_mockupilukalogoWe would like to thank Iluka Resources in supporting the 2016 and 2017 Access & Inclusion Program Beach Access Days.