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Practical Activities in the Studio - Image by John Shelton

Practical Activites in the Studio

Group Workshop - Image by John Shelton

Group Workshop

Viewing Together

Supporting people with dementia and their carers

Viewing Together was a partnership project between the University of Nottingham Medical School & Nottingham Contemporary. The project explored the impact of a complex intervention of viewing and making art on people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers.

The 8 week project led by associate artist Chris Lewis Jones, was part of a joint study between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Nottingham Medical School. The art interventions took place over two sites: the Nottingham Contemporary (international contemporary art) and the Dulwich Picture Gallery (mostly 17th-18th Century European art). The study clearly demonstrated that people with mild to moderate stages of dementia can participate in art gallery-based programmes that involve art viewing, discussion, reflection and art making. 

Read the blog by Dr. Victoria Tischler for further details about the project and its participants.

We would also like to thank research assistant Duncan Wallace, photographer John Shelton and the staff, carers and participants from all the care homes and organisations who have participated in the project.

The course has been co- designed and facilitated by Prof Paul Camic, Canterbury Christ Church University, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.

For more information about the research contact Dr Victoria Tischler

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