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In the Picture

In the Picture – Dementia-friendly guided gallery tours exploring the Arts Council Collection 60 Years Exhibition on Friday 18th November & Friday 9th December both 11am.

Visual artist Sarah Ruttle with the assistance of SONAS Facilitator (Dementia Advisor) Sarah Cairns invite people with dementia, their professional and /or family carers to visit an exhibition at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre to look and experiment with others in a safe and welcoming environment. Each session includes a seated tour of the gallery where time is given to looking and experiencing the artwork and the many wonderful views from the building. Sessions might also include sharing of stories, singing, making of artwork in the workspace and a shared cup of tea and biscuit.

Our facilitators are very experienced in both care and arts professions. They create a warm atmosphere that encourages meaningful interactions where every person gets to enjoy the engagement at their own pace.

These sessions are free but booking is essential they also include suitable refreshments. You can book by emailing us at or calling us on 028 22090

If you are thinking of coming along, you can talk through any ideas, thoughts or concerns with the facilitators before your visit.