Dementia and Imagination art exhibition

 

26 August 2015 to 1 September 2015
Age Cymru; 299 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1UL,

Dementia and Imagination is holding an exhibition of art work in Bangor, the first time the work will be seen in the area.

This exciting event brings together research, third sector and local government services to present art work made by people living with dementia. Age Cymru has opened up their Bangor shop, providing use of their shop window and wall space to exhibit work made by participants in the North Wales area of the study. The exhibition is being expertly curated by Denbighshire County Council Arts Service, collaborative partners in North Wales.

Dementia and Imagination is a UK- wide research project looking at the effects of art on the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers.

The research is led by Dementia Services Development Centre, Bangor University and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. The research brings together a team of experts from 5 universities, 3 arts organisation research partners and 7 collaborators.

This exciting collaboration between Dementia and Imagination and Age Cymru will see artwork from the research exhibited in Bangor for the first time.

Participants took part in a 12 week visual arts programme with professional artists visiting a gallery and responding to exhibitions to produce their own artwork. The art programme was delivered by Denbighshire County Council Arts Service.

The exhibit runs from 26th August until 13th September. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.

You can find the shop at: Age Cymru, 299 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1UL

For more details please contact:
imagination@bangor.ac.uk
@dem_imag