Portal is an immersive installation, a pop-up respite space to combat anxiety and sensory overload. It is a large tactile fabricated tent-like sculpture and invites audience participation.
Portal explores the concept of sensory rooms, which people with autism use to support them through meltdowns, through an artist lens. Portal invites audience members, with and without sensory sensitivities, to immerse themselves in an arts experience designed to release anxiety.
Prue Stevenson with Rachel Edward and Alana Hoggart
Original Concept and Design by Prue Stevenson with Jolyon James & Kate Sulan
November 2020 – Federation Square
April 2021 – St Kilda Gardens
July – December 2021 – Science Gallery Melbourne MENTAL Exhibition
Funders & Supporters
City of Melbourne Arts Grants
City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund
Palais Theatre Community Fund
Science Gallery Melbourne Commission
Image: Jolyon James