The exhibition, Art Never Seen, formed part of a public relations campaign for the Audiodescription Foundation. It was promoted as a regular art exhibition. When people arrived at one of Warsaw’s trendiest galleries, they were surprised to find only headphones hanging on the walls. Through the headphones, visitors heard descriptions of what each piece of art looks like.
At auction, visitors were asked to bid on the artworks based on the descriptions. The bids were generally above the market value of the pieces. Proceeds from the auction were used to educate gallery and museum curators on how to implement audio description in their own venues.
A list of Australian galleries and museums that provide audio description is available in our Cinema and the Arts section.
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