RELAXED OPENING | STILL I RISE WITH VISION WEST OF ENGLAND

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 10:00 to 12:00
Free

A tour of Still I Rise designed for the Visually Impaired community. Companions and guide dogs are welcome.

In partnership with Vision West of England, Arnolfini will open our galleries early exclusively for the Visually Impaired community. Join us for a tour of Still I Rise where you will have access to equipment and guidance that will help you explore the artwork. Our staff have had sighted guide training and will be on hand to answer your questions and give you descriptions.

Access equipment includes PENfriend guides, audio-descriptions of some of the key works in the exhibition, large print guides and magnifying glasses which can be used to view some of the works. We can send you large print texts about the exhibition before you arrive.

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 3 is a large-scale exhibition of international artists, highlighting the experiences of women and celebrating their triumphs – with an expanded programme of performances, screenings, workshops and talks filling Arnolfini through Autumn 2019.

From 10:00 – 11:00 you are welcome to explore our galleries.

From 11:00 – 12:00 we invite you to join us in our Light Studio for tea, coffee and biscuits and to gather your feedback. All feedback will be used to improve future events and services.

To book a place, please email information.assistant@arnolfini.org.uk or call 0117 917 2300. You will also be able to book by visiting the Information Desk in Arnolfini’s foyer.

This event aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. Click here for more details on Arnolfini’s access statement. If there are ways we can make our events more accessible for you or your family please contact us on the email address above.

There is wheelchair access throughout the building. We can provide backed seating. We have accessible and gender neutral toilets, baby changing facilities and a buggy park. The nearest parking spaces for blue badge parking is at the Grove car park. For more access information please click here.

Image description: The photograph at the top of the page is of Still I Rise. Visitors are in the space, looking at the artwork on display. You can see Ad Minoliti’s ‘Triangles Watching Playlist’ which is a brightly coloured wall painting behind a TV which is playing videos selected by the artist from YouTube. A person is sitting on some cushions, watching the TV with headphones on.