Online Audio-description tour: Prabhakar Pachpute

Online Audio-description tour: Prabhakar Pachpute

Wednesday 21 April 2021
12:00pm BST


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Join Artes Mundi’s Engagement Producers and audio describer Anne Hornsby for an interactive and conversation-led tours of Artes Mundi 9. In this tour we will explore the work of Prabhakar Pachpute.


Designed for Blind and Visually Impaired people, each session will take place live on zoom and last for an hour with fifteen minutes for feedback at the end. At each event we will look at a selection of artworks or moments from the shortlisted Artes Mundi 9 artists, and your ideas and questions will be welcome throughout.

Audio descriptions will be made available to listen to after the events on


During the event we will have time to discuss four artworks from the Artes Mundi 9 exhibition by Prabhakar Pachpute.


Anne Hornsby is a pioneer of UK Audio Description, having introduced the second audio description service in England to the Octagon Theatre, Bolton,  in 1989.  She launched Mind’s Eye in 1992 to offer audio description for theatres, galleries, museums, dance, film festivals and online content.  She has won two awards for her work and is an accredited trainer. Prior to lockdown, she was audio describing over 100 events a year in addition to offering training on a regular basis.  She is very much looking forward to a return trip to Wales, albeit virtually, and expanding access to the exhibition.


Image description: A large, light yellow and brown banner hangs between two pillars. On the banner is an image of a clenched fist, drawn in charcoal. The fist is emerging from a desolate landscape of barren mountains and in front of the banner, heaped mounds of dirt sit on a wooden floor, mimicking the landscape in the banner above. Around the wrist of the clenched fist is a thick band of metal, on top of which seven animal-machine hybrid characters are painted moving around the outside as if marching on a road and brightly lit tunnel is cut into the wrist of the clenched fist.


Image Credit: Prabhakar Pachpute. The march against the lie (1A), 2020. Acrylic and charcoal pencil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata. Installation view: Artes Mundi 9. Photography: Stuart Whipps