Art & Dementia

Tuesdays, 10am, 3 Mar / 21 Apr / 5 May / 2 Jun 2020

Free - bookings essential

Incinerator Gallery

Gentle conversations about art and life at the Incinerator Gallery

The Incinerator Art and Dementia program provides people living with early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment an opportunity – alongside their carer – to connect with the world in enriching and life-enhancing ways.

Free – bookings essential

On arrival participants will have an opportunity to orient themselves in the space, socialize and make themselves comfortable. A gallery educator will display and lead an open conversation about the artworks. Then participants will be invited to undertake a simple art making activity. Then enjoy a cuppa and biscuit to reflect and socialise.

This program provides intellectual stimulation and social inclusion, which supports well-being and increased quality of life. People living with dementia often become isolated. Discussions based on works of art allows participants to demonstrate knowledge, engage in interpretation, express emotions and recall memories. Participants have the opportunity to maximise their intellectual capacity in a safe and respectful environment.

This free program aims to:

  • Improve well-being and quality of life through engagement with the visual arts for people with dementia and their carers
  • Provide intellectual stimulation in a socially inclusive environment
  • Reconnect people living with dementia to their sense of identity
  • Build community art and health partnerships to improve the care for people living with dementia
  • Raise awareness of and reduce the social stigma associated with dementia

Art & Dementia runs from 10am to 11.30am on the following Tuesdays in 2020

  • 3 March
  • 21 April
  • 5 May
  • 2 June
  • 7 July
  • 4 August
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 17 November

Light refreshments included

Includes basic materials

This program is limited to a small group of up to eight people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their carers. Carers must stay with their person during the program to take care of any health issues that may arise.

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