To celebrate the Debbie Symons: Sing immersive installation, Bayside Gallery presents Paper Planet, a spectacular forest of tall cardboard trees, the perfect place for flocks of paper birds to flit and fly, and for children’s imaginations to go truly wild. After entering the space, families use masking tape, paper and cardboard to make creatures, vines, flowers, costumes and impossible feathered creations, adding to the avian sanctuary around them. This is an ongoing, durational installation, where audiences build whole environments. Paper Planet is an experience that all ages find inspiring and utterly blissful.
FREE drop-in sessions
Thursday 15 April | 10.30am-12.30pm, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Friday 16 April | 10.30am-12.30pm, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Are the venue entrances wheelchair accessible? YES
(Ramp at gradients of 1 in 14 to 1 in 20, or flat entrance)
Is the space in which the performance will be held wheelchair accessible? YES
Are there wheelchair accessible bathrooms? YES
Is the performance: INSIDE
Describe performance space ground surface: The foyer is carpeted, and the performance space has polished wooden floorboards. There will be pieces of cardboard stuck to the floor.
Are wheelchair accessible entrances and spaces (elevators, bathrooms) open at all times or will patrons need to call a site manager for them to be unlocked? OPEN AT ALL TIMES
Is there an all-gender bathroom? (Separate to unisex accessible bathroom) NO
Is there a safe, quiet, comfortable, low-lit, enclosedspace for patrons needing time out from sensory stimulation? NO
COVID sign-in method: QR code with Smartphone / paper and pen list
Are there baby change facilities? NO
Is there a parents’ room? NO
Is there pram parking in or near the performance space? YES
Can children eat/drink in the performance space? Water and infants’ bottles/breastfeeding are fine, however we do ask that there is no eating in Paper Planet.
Is there anywhere to purchase refreshments in or near the venue? There are lots of cafes within walking distance.
Is there an ATM at the venue? NO
Is there on-site parking? NO
Is there parking nearby? YES – metered. All day on street parking is available and a public car park is adjacent to Bayside Gallery on Wilson Street.
If yes, are there disability parking spaces? YES
What are the closest public transport stations/stops/routes? Middle Brighton and North Brighton Stations (Sandringham line). There is an accessible toilet at Middle Brighton Station.
Are these accessible for people with disabilities? YES
Are Front of House staff and/or volunteers trained in disability and cultural awareness? YES
For any Bayside Gallery accessibility queries please contact: Helen Berwick, 0403 769 207, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing is an immersive installation by Melbourne artist Debbie Symons. Incorporating 100 handwoven pendant nests containing individual speakers emitting bird calls, Sing evokes the delicate and intricate connections found in remaining ‘wild’ rainforest environments.