Mats open art path to dis­abled

Western Suburbs Weekly - - State Election ‘17 -

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

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d466473

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.

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