VIDEO: Access Tours at Milton Keynes Gallery

PEOPLE with visual or hearing conditions are being encouraged to take part in a new tour to help them embrace the arts.

Milton Keynes Gallery’s Access Tours aim to help those who may feel such impediments would make visiting an art exhibition difficult.

The tours are offered at all of MKG’s exhibitions, with the States and Spaces exhibition having started yesterday (Monday, December 19).

At 11am an experienced BSL interpreter will support the tour for hearing impaired people and at 2pm experienced audio describer and artist Emma Wilde will conduct a tour for people with sight loss or visual impairment.

These tours are absolutely free and no specialist arts knowledge is required.

To attend just call 01908 558305 to register an interest with the gallery’s head of learning, Emma Fry.

The States and Spaces exhibition includes video, painting, drawing, etching and sound installations, which have been selected from a huge body of work produced by Project Art Works, a Hastings-based visual arts organisation, who specialise in collaborating with people with complex needs.

For more details visit the website at www.mkgallery.org or call the Information Desk on 01908 676 900.

> Our videographer Natalee Hazlewood caught up with the gallery’s artist and audio describer Emma Wild