‘The Value of Touch’ art exhibition
An Audio Described Tour at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester
The Tour will take place at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester on Friday the 10th of March. Doors open at 10am, with complimentary refreshments available from 10:15am in the Member’s Room (the room at the top of the main staircase on the left before you enter the Main Chamber).
The audio described tour will commence at 11am. The tour is expected to last about 90 minutes. Access around the Guildhall Museum is limited – there are some stairs and the exhibition is across a few levels. Seating will be available.
The tour will be lead by VocalEyes Audio Describer Lonny Evans with Artist Wendy Daws and Guildhall Museum Collections Officer Steve Nye. There will be object handling opportunities throughout the tour.
An Introduction to the Exhibition
The Value of Touch is a new art exhibition created by blind and partially-sighted members of the Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group. It also features a series of new touchable artworks by artist Wendy Daws.
On the tour we will find out about the museum based object handling and creative workshops that gave the participants the opportunity to create this new body of artwork. The work is exhibited alongside the objects from the museum’s ‘Weird and Wonderful’ exhibition that gave the artist’s their inspiration. The artworks were created over a sixteen week period at a studio residency in Sun Pier House, Chatham.
This project was made possible with funding support from Arts Council England, Kent Association for the Blind, NKLA Arts Partnership and Medway Council.
Tickets are free but please book and do book for sighted companions.
After the museum tour you are invited to an optional light sandwich lunch and networking opportunity at the Rochester Art Gallery, located 500 yards from the Guildhall Museum. You will have the chance to view and touch Wendy Daws's new art exhibition 'Enbosu'.
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How to get there:
The address is the Guildhall Museum, 17 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1PY
Rail - the museum is approximately 5 minutes from Rochester railway station and approximately 1 mile from Strood railway station (Southeastern railway). The High Speed HS1 rail link operates from Rochester and Strood to Stratford International and St Pancras International in London. Southeastern railway also runs turns to London Victoria, London Charing Cross, Maidstone (via Strood), Gravesend, Canterbury, Dover Priory and Ramsgate.
Buses – there are good local bus links between Rochester and Chatham. Nearly all buses terminate at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station. Bus stops are situated on Corporation Street just a few minutes from the museum. Rochester High Street is generally flat with part cobbles and block paved road and footpaths of paving slabs which can be uneven.
Blue Badge Parking
The nearest Blue Badge car park is adjacent to the King’s Head pub. There are also Blue Badge spaces in the Cathedral car park at Northgate. All are a two minute walk from the museum. There are many pay and display car parks, the closest parking available is along the Esplanade, Corporation Street and Boley Hill.
Access statement link from the Guildhall Museum
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