Sculpture by the Sea - Access & Inclusion Program

26 February 2018

Beach Wheelchair

Photo: Jessica Wylde, Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by Sea, Cottesloe 2018 (Fri 2 – Mon 19 March) Access & Inclusion Program is proudly supported by Lotterywest.

In partnership wth DADAA there will be:


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 sculptures visited during the tours are offered to participants who are blind or vision-impaired.

A Tactile Tour lasts approximately one hour.

Bookings are essential. Please contact for information and a booking request form.

Tel: (08) 9430 6616

Your booking will be confirmed by email.


On Wednesday 14 AND Thursday 15 March special matting will be installed which will 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 from 10.00am- 7.00pm. Shaded areas on the beach will be provided and additional first aid support will be on site nearby.

Bookings are not required.

For more information please contact or (02) 8399 0233.


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 with a presenter about their ideas and creative practice, while sinking back into the comfort of a bean bag!

We are excited to offer the Rio Tinto Artists Talks with an Auslan interpreter on:

Saturday 3 March at 10.00am-12.30pm

Saturday 10 March at 10.00am-12.30pm

Sunday 18 March at 10.00am-12.30pm AND 2.00pm-2.45pm for the exhibition closing ceremony and announcement of the Peoples’ Choice and Kids’ Choice prizes.

Details and schedule of the Artists Talks will be available on the website, at the exhibition Site Office and at the Catalogue Marquee during exhibition.

For more information please contact or (02) 8399 0233.


A beach wheel chair and a manual wheelchair will be available for visitors with disability to use during their visit – at the exhibition site office. Contact: 02 8399 0233 for information and to make a booking.

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


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