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Described Tour | The Metamorphosis

Saturday February 2, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver | Map

This event is free for VocalEye members, but registration is required as capacity is limited. Please contact Donna to register, buddies@vocaleye.ca

The second in this new series of monthly described tours at the Vancouver Art Gallery for visitors of all ages who are blind or partially sighted.  The gallery’s Educators have been specially trained by VocalEye in visual description techniques that complement their backgrounds in art history and material practice. Educators will provide in-depth information about historical context, artistic conventions and interpretive trends as they relate to observable aesthetic characteristics and the exhibition’s core ideas. Please note: new start time is 10:30 am from the gallery lobby. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and will highlight a small selection of artwork from this exhibit.

VocalEye’s Sighted Guides are available to meet adults with vision loss (18 years of age and over) at the Burrard Sky Train station and accompany them to and from the Gallery. To arrange a Sighted Guide meet-up, please contact Donna at least 3 days in advance: buddies@vocaleye.ca

The Vancouver Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available on site for visitor use and may be reserved in advance by calling 604-662-4700.

The Metamorphosis brings together contemporary art from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection that addresses the notion of transformation—whether it be physical, spiritual or cultural. Some artists featured physically alter the appearance of their materials, while others repurpose everyday objects in evocative ways. Some create works that suggest a movement between different realms or states, seeking altered consciousness or spiritual transcendence. Others still engage the issue of cultural hybridity as a result of shifts between one milieu and another, often pointing to the difficulties of translation that result. Many of the works in The Metamorphosis have been acquired within the past five years, and several of them will be on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the first time.


Metamorphosis Preview – VAG (Word doc)

Described Tours will be offered on the first Saturday of each month beginning January 5, 2019.