Visual Impairment welcome day taking place at Arnolfini this month

Visual Impairment welcome day taking place at Arnolfini this month

Posted on: 08 Aug 2022

Explore environmentally inspired art with special guided tours this month.


On Monday 22 August, Arnolfini will be hosting a visual impairment welcome day in collaboration with Bristol Sight Loss Council and Sight Support, West of England.


Over two sessions beginning at 10:00 and 12:00, lasting an hour each, guides will be delivering audio described tours of Arnolfini's exhibition Forest: Wake this Ground.


Find more information about this event and book tickets via Arnolfini's website.



Forest: Wake this Ground is a group exhibition bringing together multi-disciplinary artists, writers, filmmakers and composers from across the globe to present a range of works that recycle, reuse and repurpose resources.


Through the pieces created using these reused materials, the artists will be examining and discovering the forests’ ancient rhythms as well as exploring myths and folk tales retold over centuries of storytelling.


Creatives involved in the exhibition include Chilean multiform artist Rodrigo Arteaga, visual artist Mark Garry, multidisciplinary artist Alma Heikkilä, Palestinian sculptor/filmmaker Jumana Manna and local writer Mckenzie.


This event - a collaborative effort between Arnolfini, Bristol Sight Loss Council and Sight Support, West of England - is designed for people with a visual impairment with sighted guides delivering Audio Descriptive tours of the exhibition.


The latterly mentioned organisations both advocate the needs of visually impaired people in our communities and work to improve access to goods and services in Bristol and beyond.


More information about this FREE event and how to book tickets can be found on Arnolfini's website.

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