Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences

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Event details

Event date: 
15 June 2017
Event duration: 
1.5 Hours
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
Target audience and any restrictions: 
People with and without dementia are welcome to attend Suitable for people age 14 and up
Family friendly
Venue name: 
Wellcome Collection
Reading Room, 2nd floor, 183 Euston Road
Spaces are limited to about 40 people


Ticket availability: 
Limited places

About the event

with Mr. Charlie Harrison, Ms. Charlie Murphy, Ms. Janneke Van Leeuwen & Prof. Paul Camic

This is a participatory event that explores how the arts+the sciences can impact research and dementia care. The audience will be invited to 'test out' 4 art experiences that are being developed by collaborators at the Wellcome Collection's Hub residency in dementia. People with and without dementia are welcome to attend.

Janneke van Leeuwen invites you all to join her in an open exploration of a visual artwork from the Wellcome Collection, using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method.

• A drawing exercise in the shape of a cognitive test - resident artist Charlie Harrison will be asking what can we find out about the 'normals' of human gesture & control.

Charlie Murphy invites you to examine the language and metaphors that we associate with dementia through playful graphic explorations with typography.

Paul Camic will ask participants to handle and talk about museum objects as a way to gauge ‘in the moment’ wellbeing.


Created Out of Mind Residency at the Wellcome Collection Hub (2016-18)


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