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Art and Dementia online

Ralph Balson Construction in green 1942 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by an anonymous purchase fund for Contemporary Australian Art 1970 © Ralph Balson Estate

Ralph Balson Construction in green 1942 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Ralph Balson Estate

This inclusive and flexible program is designed for people living with dementia, their care partners and communities, and particularly caters for people living with younger-onset dementia. It provides visual and intellectual stimulation and encourages self-expression in response to the artworks experienced.

In each session, which occurs online via Zoom, you’ll be guided through a selection of artworks in the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, with an emphasis on looking, being in the moment and sharing personal connections, associations and life experiences.

Details for how to access the session will be sent prior to the event.

Art and Dementia online

Third Thursday of the month
January–November 2023


Free, bookings required

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1740

  • February

    Thursday 16 February 2023 11am–12pm

  • March

    Thursday 16 March 2023 11am–12pm

  • April

    Thursday 20 April 2023 11am–12pm

  • May

    Thursday 18 May 2023 11am–12pm

  • June

    Thursday 15 June 2023 11am–12pm

  • July

    Thursday 20 July 2023 11am–12pm

  • August

    Thursday 17 August 2023 11am–12pm

  • September

    Thursday 21 September 2023 11am–12pm

  • October

    Thursday 19 October 2023 11am–12pm

  • November

    Thursday 16 November 2023 11am–12pm

  • December

    Thursday 21 December 2023 11am–12pm