Guide Dogs Australia is excited to bring the global sensation, Dialogue in the Dark™ to Australia, starting right here in Melbourne. The much awaited social enterprise and immersive experience opened to the public on 2 June at Harbour Town, Docklands.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and CEO PTV Jeroen Weimar helped us launch the exhibition, and both participated in the tour. They agreed it was an immensely worthwhile experience and were eager to encourage their teams from their respective organisations to participate in the exhibition.
Dialogue in the Dark™ is an experience in total darkness through which, led by guides who are blind, one learns to interact and communicate by relying on other senses. This is a completely immersive exhibition where you don’t see, but experience. Your journey in the dark will heighten your senses, and give them new meaning.
A reversal of roles is created: people who can see are taken out of their familiar environment. Guides who are blind provide them with orientation through every day experiences in a world without pictures. After more than 25 years and 41 countries across the globe, Dialogue in the Dark™ is in Melbourne, partnered with Guide Dogs Australia, Australia’s most trusted charity brand.