The community programme aims to engage and inspire a cross section of the city’s local communities with contemporary art and practice. By working creatively with partners across sectors, we hope to offer creative opportunities that enrich people’s lives and support their sense of wellbeing.
‘Viewing Together’ is one such partnership project between University of Nottingham Medical School & Nottingham Contemporary. This project explores the impact of a complex intervention of viewing and making art on people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers and build on evidence crucial in establishing it as a viable community-based therapeutic option.
Read the blog by Dr. Victoria Tischler for further details about the project and its participants.
This 8 week project led by associate artist Chris Lewis Jones, builds on the success of the initial ‘viewing together’ project which was a joint study between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Nottingham Medical School. The previous 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.
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.
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