Painting and Photography
4–6 June 2014, 10 am–3 pm, Painting and Photography. Audio Description Workshop
Venue: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Audiovisual Room, floor -1
Registration: by 28 May, firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of places limited. Registration on a first-come, first-served basis
Number of places: 15
Workshop for adults only.
Audio description is a technique that uses additional verbal descriptions to permit visual reception of artistic work and introduces blind people to the riches of visual culture.
The workshop has been designed with the intention of adding to the skills of individuals working in culture by allowing them to make art available to blind and visually impaired people. Workshop participants will learn about the audio description technique in reference to selected works from the Bunkier Sztuki Collection in two areas of art: painting and photography.
The workshops on painting and photography are the first component of Bunkier Sztuki’s broader series devoted to audio description of modern art works.
The Audio Description Foundation is the pioneer of the audio description technique in Poland, making visual arts accessible to blind people. It is the first non-governmental organisation to have embarked on a comprehensive programme making culture and art accessible. The Foundation was started by blind people, while art historians, organisers of cultural activities and teachers are among those who work with it.
Programme and introduction: Anna Lebensztejn, Barbara Szymańska, Tomasz Strzymiński
Organisers: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Audio Description Foundation
Barbara Szymańska – MA in pedagogy, pioneer of the method in Poland. Vice-president of the Audio Description Foundation, specialist in creating and implementing audio description.
Tomasz Strzymiński – developer of audio description in Poland. Founder and President of the Board of the Audio Description Foundation. Gives lectures and leads workshops in creating and implementing audio description and providing multisensory access to culture and art to blind and visually impaired people. One of the authors of the first Polish standards for creating audio description.