November 2015: Dementia & Imagination exhibition

D&I show

Dementia and Imagination: Making Connections through Contemporary Art

I worked with artist Jo Dacombe and Researcher Dr Kat Taylor to curate and present an exhibition of artwork made by people with dementia at the Saints Parish Centre in Chesterfield.

The works were made as part of a major national research study taking place in Derbyshire NHS services during arts interventions in clinical settings led by myself and other artists from Nottingham Contemporary.

Over 300 people across the UK participated in this research exploring how art can improve the lives of people with dementia, and impact on the communities around them. “It wasn’t just meeting people it was sharing an experience that was interesting. It made me connect to people again and that’s been so important to me.”

More details are available on the website: