Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art

Art and Dementia: Professional development evening

Wednesday 26 September 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 (opening 6:00 PM)

at MCA ( venue info )
140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW

All Ages

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General admission $54.60
MCA member $43.35
Concession $43.35

6-8pm (refreshments from 5.30pm) 
Join our Art and Dementia Professional Development evening for individuals interested in exploring art and creative learning as a way to engage with people living with dementia. This event is suitable for teachers, museum and gallery staff, carers and all employees from the aged-care and support sector.

From this experience, attendees will gain tools for empowering carers and individuals with dementia to experiment with creative expression, as well as gain insights on how to open up new meaningful connections through contemporary art.

The evening will be led by MCA Art & Dementia Coordinator, Michelle Heldon, who will share over three years of insights and learnings from the Artful program at the MCA. This will include a discussion with participants and carers from the program reflecting on their experiences. Our artist educators will share approaches to creative learning and discussion techniques that support people with dementia to engage with contemporary art. We will also offer several example art-making activities which respond to the ideas, materials or processes encountered in artworks.

All Ages