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Objects, arts and wellbeing in dementia

  • Reading Room, Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE UK (map)

Created Out of Mind will be leading a participatory event that explores how the arts and the sciences can impact dementia research and care for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017. The audience will be invited to explore 4 arts experiences that are being developed by collaborators at the Wellcome Collection's Hub residency in dementia as follows:

  • Thinking eyes: Janneke van Leeuwen invites you all to join her in an open exploration of a visual artwork from the Wellcome Collection, using an arts-based learning method which connects what we see to what we think & communicate.
  • Single Yellow lines: 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?
  • Metaphors for the mind: Charlie Murphy invites you to examine the language and metaphors that we associate with dementia through playful graphic explorations with typography.
  • Things in our lives: Paul Camic will ask participants to handle and talk about museum objects as a way to measure wellbeing, as it is felt at a specific point in time. 

This is a public event and people with and without dementia are welcome to attend. We welcome as many people as will fit in the space- so just turn up!

The sixth annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 12-18 June 2017.  With debates and discussions, performances and exhibitions, tours and practical sessions, the Week is an opportunity to find out more, make connections, be inspired, and shape the future of arts, creativity and wellbeing.