Sculpture by the Sea: Tactile Tours

Visitors with disability and their carers are invited to participate in a free Tactile Tour of some of the sculptures in the 2019 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. The tours are led by 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.

Tactile Tours

Weekdays Tuesday 5 – Friday 15 March at 10.15am and 11.30am.

Evening tours on Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 March at 6pm.

Saturday 9 March at 10.15am and 11.30am.

Bookings are essential.

Please contact Jacqueline@dadaa.org.au for information and a booking request form.

0400 111 018

DADAA will confirm your booking by email.

Beach Access Days

On two days, special matting will be installed to enable visitors with limited mobility and those using wheelchairs to access and experience sculpture located in specific areas on the beach. Visitor service staff will be available to assist and inform visitors on these days. Shaded areas on the beach will be provided and additional first aid support will be on site nearby.

The days are: Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March.

Bookings are not required for the Beach Access Days.

For more information on Beach Access Days, please contact info@sculpturebythesea.com.

Auslan Interpreted Artist Talks

Exhibition Media Launch on Friday 1 March at 11.00am – 12.00pm

Exhibition Closing Ceremony and announcement of the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice awards on Sunday 17 March at 2 – 3.00pm

No bookings required.

For more information please contact info@sculpturebythesea.com or (02) 8399 0233.

Beach Wheelchairs

A beach wheel chair and a manual wheelchair will be available for visitors with disability to use during their visit and can be obtained at the exhibition site office.

Contact (02) 8399 0233 for information and to make a booking.

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

Sculpture by the Sea Tactile Tours

DADAA will be at the popular Sculpture by the Sea again this year, offering Tactile Tours for people who are blind and vision-impaired.

Tactile Tours

8 to 10 March at 10am

13 to 17 March at 10am

15 to 16 March at 10am

Bookings for Tactile Tours are essential. Places are limited. 

Beach Access Tours

14 and 15 March from 10am – 7pm.

Bookings are not required for the Beach Access Tours.

Auslan Interpreted Tour

15 March at 10am

Contact

Jacqueline Homer, DADAA

(08) 9430 6616

0400 111 018

Email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au