Access Statement
Our Gallery and Facilities
 
STATEMENT
 
13 Oct 2020
 
STATEMENT
13 Oct 2020
Installation view of Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil: INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] at Obsidian Coast, 2020
Our goal is to make our space and programme as accessible to as many people as possible.


Our gallery is temporarily closed until 2021 due to COVID-19. We will notify our visitors of any safety measures upon reopening. In the meantime, all of our projects and events will take place online.

Obsidian Coast is located in a small 19th century building on Silver Street in the medieval town of Bradford-on-Avon. Silver Street has narrow, and at points uneven, raised pedestrian pavements, which are currently widened to include some of the road to give more space for social distancing. This means that the pedestrian pathways on Silver Street are partly on two levels.

Our shopfront gallery is on street level with two steps at the entrance, and a ramp is available upon request. If you would like to visit us and require a ramp, please contact us in advance via info[a]obsidiancoast.art and we are happy to put the ramp in place for your arrival.

Large-print versions of our printed materials for visitors are available at the gallery and, when applicable, we endeavour to provide written transcripts of spoken script in the works that we exhibit. We warmly welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs to enjoy our programme.

We have seating available for our visitors to enjoy our programme and library in comfort. Additional seating can be provided upon request. When an installation is darkened for a moving image work, we are happy to guide you through to a seat.

We are happy to mind a buggy or a large bag at the entrance or, if preferred, store it in the office during your visit.

Unfortunately, our small building does not allow for an accessible toilet for our visitors. Our limited access bathroom is in the residential part of the building accessible via stairs only and not routinely open to the public. Accessible bathroom facilities can be found at the local train station car park (5-10 min walk).

If you would like further access information regarding our space or programme, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via info[a]obsidiancoast.art. We will always do our best to help you with your requirements.

This access statement is something that we are building on over time. If you feel that any crucial information is missing, please do let us know and we will expand the statement in response to your feedback.
Planning Your Journey
Public transport
 
Bradford-on-Avon is accessible by rail with frequent service offered by Great Western Railway and South Western Railway from Bath (15mins), Frome (25mins), Bristol (30mins) and London (approx. 2hrs). Obsidian Coast is located a 5-10 minute walk away from the train station.

Local bus services stop by the town bridge which is only a four minute walk away from Obsidian Coast. Further information on bus timetables can be found on the Connecting Wiltshire website.

Parking
 
Nearby metered car parks include:
• St Margaret’s Street BA15 1DE (maximum stay 3 hours or Blue Badge holders free all day)
• Station Car Park BA15 1DQ (Zone A maximum stay 3 hours, Zone B all day)

A full list of Bradford-on-Avon parking facilities can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.
 
Taxis
 
Bradford on Avon Taxis is located at the local train station. Bookings can be made by telephone (01225 862 277) or by email (book@bradfordonavon-taxis.co.uk). Further information on the cars and services can be found on the company website.
Joining Our Online Events
Our online talks and discussions are primarily hosted and recorded on Zoom.

All levels of participation are warmly welcomed. You can join the conversation by speaking or typing, or simply observe in the background – whatever you feel most comfortable with.

Your camera will be turned off upon joining, but we welcome everyone to turn their camera on if they feel comfortable doing so. Your microphone will be muted upon joining and, to minimise background noise from multiple sources, we request that everyone only turns their microphone on if they choose to speak. 

Transcripts of discussions and text-based chats can be shared afterwards upon request.

For any further access enquiries regarding our online activities, please contact us via info[a]obsidiancoast.art.