Mats open art path to disabled
SCULPTURE by the Sea has a new path to beachside art, with matting for those in wheelchairs at Cottesloe Beach for two days this Wednesday and Thursday.
“It will be amazing for him, as he’s been brought up by the beach,” Nulsen Disability Services carer Pat Conwell said about the planned first visit to the annual exhibition by her client Malcolm Stewart.
The mats will cover paths through exhibits across several hundred metres of beach, and have been provided by the Disabled Surfers Association of WA.
Mothers with prams and those with walking difficulties will also be able to walk on routes over the sand to see the art.
“We’ve had massive evening crowds, because with the hot days people have been staying at home and coming out in the evening,” exhibition director David Hanley said.
The access days will be staffed by assistants from 10am to 7pm. Other tactile tours are available at various times by contacting connla#dadaa.org.au.
Gillian Deague and carer Mishael Innocent and client Malcolm Stewart and carer Pat Conwell are looking forward to using beach matting to visit Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach.