Friday 28 September, 11.00am
Friday 23 November, 11.00 am
Dementia Friendly Gallery Programme at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre with facilitator Sarah Cairns and artists, Toma McCullim and Sarah Ruttle.
West Cork Arts Centre invites people with dementia, their professional and /or family carers to visit your local art space, to look and experiment with others in a safe and welcoming environment. These specially designed sessions offer something new, which includes people with dementia, family members and carers into Uillinn, West Cork’s new arts facility.
Our team of facilitators are very experienced in both care and arts professions. They create a warm atmosphere that encourages meaningful interactions where every person gets to enjoy the engagement at their own pace. Participants can expect a seated tour of the gallery where time is given to looking and experiencing the artwork and the many wonderful views from the building. Sessions might also include sharing of stories, singing, making of artwork in the workspace and a shared cup of tea and biscuit.
If you are thinking of coming along, you can talk through any ideas, thoughts or concerns with the facilitators before your visit.
Service is €10 and includes suitable refreshments. The service is free to Arts for Health participants.In The Picture, artist Toma McCullim pictured with Sheila Goggin Bantry who previously enjoyed the visit to Uilinn during Rachel Parry's solo exhibition Cosmic Oceans (26 September - 11 November 2015). Image courtesy of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.