Baboró Arts Festival: Special accessibility show for children with extra needs

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Baboró International Arts Festival for Children kicks off on Friday with an incredible range of events, and special consideration for children with additional needs.

A bespoke audio description and touch tour of Jessica Wilson’s exhibition I See You Like This led by facilitator Mo Harte will take place at Galway Arts Centre on Saturday 21 October, 10am – 11am.

With our ever-growing appetite to document our lives through photos and selfies, children are often the reluctant subjects of adults’ cameras – asked to smile, look natural and come in closer.

In I See You Like This, Australian artist Jessica Wilson, flips the camera around giving the children control while their significant adults become their subjects.

Facilitated by Jessica in a private session the week before the festival begins, children will design and direct a creative photoshoot of their significant adult, captured by photographer Julia Dunin. The resulting portraits will create the exhibition.

An Audio Description is a live verbal commentary describing the visual elements in the photographic portraits in I See You Like This.

The audio description will be delivered during an in person private tour before the exhibition is open to the public.

The tour will also have a tactile exploration of the props used to make these unique photographic portraits created by Galway children.

This tour can be very beneficial to children who are blind, visually impaired, on the autistic spectrum, non-verbal or have additional needs.

To book a free place email Bry at outreach@baboro.ie.