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Cannizaro Studios Open Weekends

21 and 22 September/ 28 and 29 September 2019, 11-5pm

This year I will be showing works made at Cannizaro Park and more pictures from my London Underground series.

Change at Bank Northern Line - Sally Booth'Change at Bank' Northern Line, Ink and Watercolour on paper

Cannizaro Studios,
The Potting Sheds,
Cannizaro Park,
Wimbledon Common,
London SW19 4UE

Tube: Wimbledon (District Line)
Bus: 93, 200, 493 Go to Wimbledon Village, 10 minute walk
Trains: Direct from Waterloo & Clapham Junction

Cannizaro 2019

Download PDF invite and map




Freelance Work in the Cultural Sector

Over the last year much of my freelance work has involved working in galleries, museums, heritage sites and nature reserves.

I was pleased to continue my relationship with Tate with an invitation to give a talk on the Bonnard exhibition at Tate Modern with Marcus Dickey Horley. With VocalEyes I was also invited by the British Museum to facilitate an audio described tour and a practical workshop for the recent Munch exhibition.

Sally facilitating a tourPicture of Sally facilitating an Audio Described tour of the Munch exhibition at the British Museum

As part of the partnership project between VocalEyes and Art UK I have had the chance to work with a variety of sculpture collections across the country. This has included facilitating audio described tours and sculpture workshops at Leeds City Art Gallery, Reading Museum and Doncaster City Art Gallery.

As part of this project, I have also been featured in a podcast by Art Matters. In this recording Anna Fineman talks about the Sculpture Project with Art UK, and I was asked about my own practice and my teaching with visually impaired adults. There is a link to the whole podcast here and my contribution starts at 7:00 minutes.

Art Matters podcast: how blind and partially sighted people engage with visual art
Posted 26 Mar 2019, by Ferren Gipson

A group explores Richard Long's artworkA group explores a Richard Long artwork at Leeds Art Gallery during a VocalEyes Art UK workshop

Woah, we're halfway there: woah-oh – sculpture everywhere!
Posted 15 Feb 2019, by Katey Goodwin

A VocalEyes workshopA VocalEyes workshop for blind and partially sighted people at Leeds Art Gallery

Inclusive environment? Supporting access to natural heritage for blind and partially sighted people

Jon Carter with Sally BoothLeighton Moss Visitor Experience Manager Jon Carter and VocalEyes Visual Awareness Trainer Sally Booth view the expansive reed beds at Leighton Moss, from the top level platform of the Skytower. Green reeds surround a body of water, and forested hills are visible in the distance.



Nature Narratives Project

Called ‘Nature Narratives: Vocalising Nature Sense’, the new project was prompted by last year’s Nature Sense workshop instigated by Dr Sarah Bell from the University of Exeter. This was a collaboration between Sensing Nature, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Andy Shipley, Heritage Ability and VocalEyes.

I was part of the Nature Sense team with VocalEyes. We worked with Leighton Moss in Cumbria, Durlston in Dorset, Sherwood Forest in Nottingham and Sheffield Park in Sussex. We delivered tailormade staff training for these varied outdoor sites. This included describing wildlife and the environment in bird hides, reed beds, meadows, coastlines and forests.

The overall aim of the project was to build capacity to welcome and support people with sight impairment. The project provided engaging and appropriate experiences and raised awareness of nature settings as places for everyone.

Nature Sense

I have also continued to work regularly with VocalEyes at a wide range of venues including the Science Museum, British Museum and Clifton Suspension Bridge among others.

 


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