Gallery accessible art tours extended through year
THE Glasshouse Regional Gallery is set to become even more accessible thanks to a new program launched this year.
The Accessible Art Tours are conducted on the last Friday of every month for people and their carers.
The next is due on May 31, with similar tours organised for June 28 and July 26 - right through to November.
Gallery curator Bridget Purtill said the program carried on from a similar event launched last year for people with Alzheimer's and their carers.
While last year was successful, when she was looking for the program for this year, she wanted to widen the scope of the tours, extending to include other people in nursing homes or those who could not access the gallery, and not just people with Alzheimer's,
Bridget said the Accessible Art Tours were open to individuals and groups and their carers and provided a welcoming relaxed environment which helped enhance the connection to the exhibitions on display while encouraging self-expression.
She said the relaxed tour provided an opportunity for participants to share their opinions and experience and brought the art to even more members of the community.
The tours are offered on the final Friday of the month over three time slots: 9.45am, 10.45am and 12.30pm.
Bookings are essential as there is a maximum of 10 people per tour.
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery will present 24 exhibitions this year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks as well as several prominent social history exhibitions.
Bridgit said the Gallery space celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and as a young but large regional gallery it had the space to accommodate a lot of major touring exhibitions which might usually be found in a metropolitan area
The gallery is open six days a week. Phone 6581 8888.