Tours & Special Events

Through each of our Projects, we aim to expand access and outreach for disadvantaged, aging and multicultural communities, and for people with disability. Recent programs, devised in close consultation with academic and teaching specialists, leading disability services and community organisations have featured accessible tours, integrated with a range of imaginative, inspiring activities, opening new and unexpected connections with contemporary art.

 

The Room for Access Day, presented in partnership with Accessible Arts, was one of the highlights of the memorable 13 Rooms Project at Pier 2/3 in April 2013. Providing a uniquely tailored experience of this groundbreaking Project for artists with disabilities, Room for Access inspired lively conversation and debate. The event featured 13 Rooms artist Laura Lima with performers of her work; an intimate workshop, film screenings and a sparkling ‘In Conversation’ session presented by 13 Rooms performer Caroline Bowditch and ABC presenter, writer and disability advocate Stella Young.

In collaboration with Macquarie University Art Gallery specialists, a group of elderly people with dementia attended a guided tour of 13 Rooms, conducted by Kaldor Public Art Projects Educators. The tour group responded in surprising and moving ways, with our team receiving praise for their care and sensitivity in the event’s development and presentation.

For Project 28: Roman Ondák, our education team collaborated with Western Sydney-based disability services Sunnyfield and Beyond the Square to develop a participatory dance and movement workshop for performers with a disability. The Change/Exchange workshop became the focus of a mini-documentary, screened exclusively on UnBard TV.


It was an ambitious adventure to take these elderly people along to such cutting edge performance art – not knowing how they would relate to what they saw. But it was a rewarding and wonderful experience for all concerned, a delight to see how, at any age, art can move you… The Kaldor Projects concept of Access has been overwhelmingly embraced with this special visit. - Sara Smyth-King, Macquarie University Art Gallery

 

The participating group loved their experience with the work and enthusiastically continued to explore the concept though our dance and movement workshop. As a workshop facilitator, this was a fantastic opportunity to coordinate a program with contemporary art that is engaging, welcoming and accessible to the broader public. - Artist/workshop facilitator Liam Benson.

 
Contact Us If you have any questions or would like to discuss a tailored tour or presentation for your group.
Auslan and audio described tours of our projects can be arranged on request.
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Kaldor Public Art Projects has enhanced access to Jonathan Jones' 'barrangal dyara (skin and bones)' for people who are blind and sight impaired through the provision of audio description.
17 September - 3 October 2016
barrangal dyara (skin and bones)
Curator Emma Pike leads a tour of barrangal dyara (skin and bones) from 12pm-12.30pm, followed by Jonathan Jones’ Artist's Insight talk.
Sunday 25 September, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Talk
A tour of the contemporary art highlights at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with a focus on Tino Sehgal for people who are deaf and hearing-impaired.
Sun 23 February 2014, 1.30pm at Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Special Event
Kaldor Public Art Projects in association with Sunnyfield disAbility Services and Beyond the Square is proud to present Change/Exchange, a lively, participatory workshop.
Thu 23 January 2014, 10.30am at Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
TOUR
Join us at Parramatta Town Hall to experience a trio of works by highly acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák.
Sat 11 January 2014, 11.00am at Education Hub, Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
TOURS
Join us at Parramatta Town Hall for a tour Project 28 for the blind of vison impaired. Enjoy a a trio of works by highly acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondák.
25 January - 14 February, 10.00am - 6.00pm daily, Parramatta Town Hall, Church St
ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
The lively program begins with a welcome by 13 Rooms artist Laura Lima, followed by a tour of the Project & talks by performers Georgia Cranko, Matthew Shilcock & Gerard Dwyer
Tue 16 April 2013, 1.30-6.30pm at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay, Sydney
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