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Audio art: Utterly in the picture

The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus')

Join us for an audio-described talk on Diego Velázquez's 'The Rokeby Venus'
Date
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Time
4 - 5 pm (drop-in)
For blind and partially sighted

About

Join us for an audio-described talk on Diego Velázquez's ‘The Rokeby Venus’. Though this talk has been designed for blind and partially sighted audiences, we welcome everyone to experience paintings on this multi-dimensional level.  

Through words, music, and sounds, the talk will explore the enigmatic central figure of the painting as well as the style of the artist, Diego Velázquez, allowing us to experience the painting in a different way. 

Image: Detail from Diego Velázquez, 'The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus')', 1647-51

Speaker

Fiona Alderton
Fiona Alderton is a Gallery Educator and storyteller. With a background in performing, she writes and gives sessions for adults and children, including commissions for various organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the Royal Opera House in London.

Information

Please note, the start time of this talk is 4pm. It was previously advertised as 1pm.

The talk is held in Room 30, seated in front of the painting. Please meet in Room 30 or meet 15 minutes before the start of the talk at the Getty Entrance to be guided to the room. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. 

To discuss any additional access requirements, please email: education@nationalgallery.org.uk

Supported by

The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Talks & conversations

Audio art: Utterly in the picture

The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus')

Join us for an audio-described talk on Diego Velázquez's 'The Rokeby Venus'
Date
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Time
4 - 5 pm (drop-in)
For blind and partially sighted

Free

Although this event does not require booking, we encourage you to book a free Gallery entry ticket to gain admission to the National Gallery and save time on arrival. 

Please note, Gallery entry does not guarantee admission to this event. Places are available on a first come, first served basis with priority given to blind and partially sighted visitors.