Our dementia-friendly gallery tour programme In the Picture is taking a trip to Bantry Memory Café this Wednesday 6th September.
In the Picture offers a guided exhibition tour specifically designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends, or professional carers, to engage with the artwork on show and enjoy a social experience. The seated tour allows each person to comfortably experience the space and artwork; observing, describing, and building connections with the art. The tour includes light refreshments as part of the social and friendly approach.
In this new iteration of the programme, we are taking artwork outside the gallery and into the community. Four paintings by artist Pascal Ungerer will be displayed in Bantry Memory Café for the duration of the event. Pascal Ungerer’s work often examines the in-between spaces that lie at the intersection of the urban and rural. He is interested in people’s connections to place and land and the wider perception of the natural and built environment and the interrelationship between these two contrasting spaces. Pascal’s exhibition Speculative Artefacts is running at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre from 16th September to 21st October. Developed over a number of residencies at Uillinn (2020 to 2023) this exhibition brings together many of his interests in abandonment, peripherality and otherness into these pensive and empty landscapes, places that are always devoid of people but are punctuated by traces of humanity.
This special In the Picture event will be delivered by Arts for Health artist facilitator Sarah Ruttle and care professional Sarah Cairns. It will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 11am – 1pm in Bantry Memory Café at The Maritime Hotel. No booking required, all welcome!
Featured image: Pascal Ungerer, ‘Red Zephyr’ 2021, oil on canvas, 120cm x 100cm.