Picture perfect as gallery conversations focus on dementia

Gallery launch
Attending the launch of the gallery conversations are, from left: Ann Henderson, St Barbe Marketing and Communications Manager, Mark Tomlinson, St Barbe Director, Lymington Mayor Cllr Michael White, and Tim Wookey and Laura Rolph of Colten Care’s marketing team.

Gallery conversations led by art experts have been helping people with dementia make the most of a major exhibition.

Shorelines, at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington, explores how celebrated artists since the 18th century, including Constable and Turner, have drawn inspiration from the cliffs, beaches and harbours of the Channel coast.

We sponsored the conversations to offer people living with dementia or memory loss a welcoming, relaxed opportunity to view and discuss the artworks.

Gilda Newsham, who co-ordinates Alzheimer’s Society art groups, said: “The conversations help to stimulate interaction and provide a positive, comfortable experience.”

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