15 Nov 2013

‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’: art tackling stigma around dementia

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Philip Booth writes: We would welcome readers helping to promote this exhibition about dementia...

You can meet two of the organisers in this short film on Stroud Community TV: http://stroudcommunity.tv/i-will-tell/

‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’ is an artistic and scholarly exploration into dementia, which aims to combat the perception of dementia as a ‘living death’ or ‘slow unravelling of the self’.  The highpoint of this is an exhibition, using poetry, photography, song, stories and objects to portray a more positive view of people with dementia, exploring their everyday lives, selves and art.  The exhibition will be housed in Lansdown Hall Gallery in the centre of Stroud which is a fully accessible venue. We will be open Monday-Saturday 10.30-18.30 from 3rd December 2013 – 22nd December 2013 and 2nd January 2014 – 18th January 2014, with free entry for everyone.

In addition to the core collection of artworks, the exhibition has an interactive element.  Visitors with experience of dementia are able to contribute to this by loaning objects to the exhibition for a central collaborative display and/or photographs for a collaborative photo album.  Photographs can also be contributed in advance by e-mailing hgregory@glos.ac.uk or writing to Dr Helen Gregory, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, G50 4AZ.  Please include a short caption with your photograph.

You can find out more about the project at: <http://www.tinyurl.com/somethingofmyown>

'I Will Tell You Something of My Own' is funded by Arts Council England/the National Lottery and Gloucestershire NHS, and is supported by Age UK Gloucestershire.

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