Disability Access

The artists, curators and funders of Wonders of Weston would like as many people as possible to experience the artworks and ideas behind them and we are using this website to provide as much background information as we can to help you access the artworks and find out more about them. In this section, you can find out about accessing each location and information about the art and ideas in a range of formats.

Information in various formats

If the information you require is not available on this website, then we will try to meet your requirements. Please contact Situations at info@wondersofweston.org or call:
0117 930 4282.

At each location there is a sign nearby with background information on each artist and artwork. These are blue metal signs with the Wonders of Weston logo at the top. Two of the artworks by Tania Kovats and Wrights & Sites have signs in Braille as well as in English text. Please note the Wrights & Signs Braille sign is in the Sensory Gardens in Grove Park, near to the Braille sign that is part of their artwork. 

Download large format map

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Audio guide

audio guide

The audio guide is a spoken word guide with descriptions of each of the artworks. You can listen to it online or download it to listen to on an mp3 player.

Download audio guide album

Listen to or download separate album tracks:
1 Introduction
2 Seeking The Wonders Of Weston A Curatorial Perspective
3 Ruth Claxton And My Eyes Danced
4 Tim Etchells Winter Piece
5 Tim Etchells Shelter Piece
6 Lara Favaretto Without earth under foot
7 Tania Kovats HOLM
8 Raumlaborberlin Silly Scope SPAM and Funny Foot Age
9 Wrights and Sites
9.2 Wright and Sites Additional information

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BSL interpretation

Watch a video with BSL interpretation of Tania Kovats talking about her artwork HOLM.

Watch a video with BSL interpretation of Raumlaboberlin talking about Silly Scope.

 

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Access to each artwork

Most of the artworks are sited permanently. If the information you require is not listed below, please contact Situations on info@wonderofweston.org or call 0117 930 4282 (during office hours). 

Ruth Claxton, And my eyes danced

This work is sited within the Model Yacht Pond on the beach. It can be seen close up by standing next to the pond, from pavement level on Marine Parade or from the decking area around the nearby seafront stall.

There is nearby ramp access to the beach and it is sometimes possible to park on this area of the beach.

Tim Etchells, Winter Piece

This artwork is made of large neon words in a handwriting-style letters. It is positioned high up on the frontage of the Winter Gardens Pavilion on Royal Parade. The surrounding area has level access.

The artwork can be viewed from outside the Winter Gardens Pavilion or from a considerable distance as it lights up at night. It is best viewed after dark, although the neon tubes can be seen unlit during the day.

Tim Etchells, Shelter Piece

This artwork is located at one of the beach front shelters on Marine Parade near to the Model Yacht Pond. It consists of words etched into the glass windows of the shelter. The windows are at heights varying from approximately 120cm to 200cm. Letters are sized 18point and you can touch the surfaces of the etched glass.

Wrights & Sites, Everything you need to build a town is here

There are 41 signs that make up this artwork including the keystone sign outside the Old Town Quarry. All the signs are made using raised letters on cast aluminium. Each sign is approximately 27cm x 37cm and the letters are approx 8mm high.

One of the signs is produced in Braille at the Sensory Garden in Grove Park. An accompanying Braille information sign is nearby. The signs are in many different types of places, many of which are on level, accessible surfaces and fixed between 100 and 150cm above ground level. You can find the locations of each of the signs by downloading a map here (link).

Tania Kovats, HOLM

This sculpture at Madeira Cove is within a level area of paving and the area can be accessed by level surfaces around Marine Lake. The sculpture can be touched. The information sign at this location is presented in both English text and Braille. As part of the re-landscaping of this area, a new viewing area was created and this can be accessed via a ramp.

Lara Favaretto, Without earth under foot

This artwork consists of phosphorescent granules pressed into tarmac which has been laid along Marine Lake Causeway. The Marine Lake Causeway is accessible except during high tides. There is level access from Knightstone island and from Madeira Cove. However, the causeway is often wet with seawater that washes over the surface which can make it slippery.

This work creates a phosphorescent glow on the causeway and can be viewed only after dark.

Raumlaborberlin, Silly Scope, SPAM! The John Cleese Fanzine and Funny Foot Age

Silly Scope is  a temporary structure. It has been installed firstly at Weston-super-Mare station and afterwards will go into storage until a new site within the town is announced. The structure is made of mirrored and rubber materials. Whenever possible it is presented on a level site and can be entered using a wheelchair. As the format and exact dimensions of the structure changes with each site, we regret the structure may sometimes not be fully accessible for wheelchair users. The mirrored and rubber surfaces can be touched.

SPAM! is a 24-page booklet. To obtain a free copy whilst stocks last, contact Situations at info@wondersofweston.org or call 0117 930 4282. It will also be available to view online. We regret that this booklet is not available in other formats.

Funny Foot Age is a two-part video without sound, which is available to view here

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