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The Incubator Gallery

Artful Mind - Collaborative Exhibition - Alzheimer’s Month

The Alzheimer’s Society's project seeks to enhance the lives of people with dementia by involving them in art activities and exhibiting their creations to increase awareness and decrease stigma.

Artful Mind - Collaborative Exhibition - Alzheimer’s Month
Artful Mind - Collaborative Exhibition - Alzheimer’s Month

Time & Location

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03 Sept 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Incubator Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About the event

Collaborating with local artists, individuals with dementia will work on artistic projects to be showcased at The Incubator Gallery. The exhibition will also highlight works made by the clients, themselves thus emphasizing the therapeutic and cognitive advantages in Art.

The Local Artists involved in this Exhibition are:

Jan Evans

Jacki Barklie

Ana Hancock

Damien Kurth

Cordula Taiwo

Merilynn Crean

Stephanie Harlan

Bronwyn Copeland

Artful Mind Artist Group 

Tauranga, with its aging population, faces a growing number of individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The local Alzheimer’s Society strives to enhance functioning and alleviate distress associated with the condition. Art has proven to be beneficial for individuals with dementia, promoting mindfulness, cognitive stimulation, and an improved quality of life.

This project has enabled individuals living with dementia to:

· Develop cognitively stimulating creative skills

· Improve their quality of life

· Find a sense of purpose

· Express themselves through art with the guidance of local artists

The participating artists and the viewing public will:

· Expanded their knowledge of dementia

· Witness a decrease in stigma surrounding dementia and cognitive impairments

· Cultivate a deeper understanding and empathy for those living with dementia

Opening preview Wednesday 28th August, 5:30pm. Everyone welcome. Licenced bar available.

On display in The Incubator Gallery from 29thAugust to 21st September 2024, 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

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