‘In the Picture’ offers a guided exhibition tour specifically designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends, or professional carers, to engage with the artwork on show and enjoy a social experience. These special tours are about making observations, describing, and building connections. Allowing each person, the time to comfortably observe and experience the space and artwork. This seated tour includes light refreshments as part of the social and friendly approach.
What the participants say…
Sheila a participant said, ‘it was very good; we walked around and looked at all the art. I would like to do more of these types of visits.’
Sheila’s Son states, ‘Mam comes home full of life and buzzing after the activity. I can see a huge difference in Mam when she returns.’
About the exhibition and facilitator…
This session is delivered by our artist facilitator Sarah Ruttle and care professional Sarah Cairns, and takes place in galleries I & II during UILLINN_THE FALLOUTa contextual mixed media installation by Portuguese artist Sérgio Leitão where images, objects and situations unfold in response to interaction with the public. The exhibition addresses Skibbereen’s past and present contexts, from the 1631 Sack of Baltimore that led to development of the Capital of the Carberies, to a colourful and vibrant town, including found graphic elements and objects as well as different production and research tools.
If you’re thinking of coming along or would like to discuss or book your visit. Nursing home or care facility groups are very welcome by arrangement. Call (028) 22090 / firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for Louise.
Service is free of charge. Booking essential as there are limited places.