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Art and Dementia online

"John D Moore Sydney Harbour 1936 Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1936 © Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales "

John D Moore Sydney Harbour 1936 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for Art and Dementia online.

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 collection, with an emphasis on looking, being in the moment and sharing personal connections, associations and life experiences. You’ll be sent details for how to access the session after booking.

Art and Dementia online

Third Thursday of the month

July–November 2022

11am

Online

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Free, bookings required

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1740

  • Cecil Bostock A deserted home Barelincourt; Untitled (Gas masks) from the Cecil Bostock Archive c1918 National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales National Art Archive. Gift of the the family of Cecil Bostock 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Belonging

    Share ideas and associations of home and place.

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    Cecil Bostock A deserted home Barelincourt; Untitled (Gas masks) c1918, from the Cecil Bostock Archive, National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Thursday 21 July 2022 11am–12pm

  • "John D Moore Sydney Harbour 1936 Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1936 © Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales "

    Shaping us

    Investigate Australia, its history, identity and people.

    Image: 

    John D Moore Sydney Harbour 1936, Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Thursday 18 August 2022 11am–12pm

  • "John Coburn Maquette for tapestry Death and transfiguration 1986 Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of the Christensen Fund 1995 © Art Gallery of New South Wales Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales"

    How art comes alive

    Explore how artists use colour, shape and pattern to add impact to their artwork.

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    John Coburn Maquette for tapestry ‘Death and transfiguration’ 1986, Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Thursday 15 September 2022 11am–12pm

  • "Max Dupain Concert Hall in contruction (Sydney Opera House) 1968 Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of the artist 1981 © Estate of Max Dupain/Copyright Agency Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales"

    How have we grown?

    Get curious about 20th-century art and artists and see how they have shaped our relationship to art today.

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    Max Dupain Concert Hall in construction (Sydney Opera House) 1968, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Max Dupain / Copyright Agency

    Thursday 20 October 2022 11am–12pm

  • Where will we go?

    Consider a selection of artworks that focus on the idea of beginnings.

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    Netsuke in the form of a frog in a lily leaf 19th century, Meiji period 1868–1912, Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Thursday 17 November 2022 11am–12pm