BSL art guide

Art guide

I deliver art tours in BSL (British Sign Language) drawing on my art degrees, skills and experience in the art sector, and art history knowledge obtained working with major museums and galleries across the UK. My clients include the British Museum, MK Gallery, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Photographers’ Gallery, the Tate, the Wellcome Collection, and the Whitechapel Gallery.

My tours are well attended by both Deaf and mainstream audiences who value my knowledge and the insight I have into art from a Deaf perspective. On my tours, I help audiences look more deeply into all aspects of an exhibition, from learning about the artists shown to understanding curatorial decisions made.

‘I have enjoyed working with Chisato on a number of occasions as part of my research project. I am impressed with how committed, well prepared and flexible she is, and she interacts with the general public (hearing and Deaf) in a wonderfully engaging manner.’

Dr Ellen Adams, Dept of Classics, KCL

Upcoming dates

2020/21 dates to be confirmed because of COVID-19.


Poetic response to Kara Walker at Tate

Bridget Minamore’s poem inspired by Kara Walker’s Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern, accompanied by my BSL interpretation.

BSL video

Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts exhibition at Brighton Museum in 2019

Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne at the National Gallery, London, in 2020

Photograph

By Courtesy of Tate and Dafydd Jones