Bryan John Artist

Art Making for People Living with Dementia

 

 

 

It was a great experience and I have learnt a lot from the people I met – and I hope to roll out these sessions again in the near future.

 

All photos were taken and used with consent.

 

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In 2018 I decided to put my museum and galleries MA into action and develop a programme aimed at engaging people living with dementia with art. It started as a project by MOMA in New York and I studied it at the University of Leicester.

The idea is to introduce some artworks to the group all along a central theme then get the group to create their own masterpieces.

I have tried to introduce more elements of reminiscence into my sessions – in these examples the group used old photos of the town they live in, and have built up a colourful collage.