‘Can You See What I See?’ is a series of hand painted illustrations by artist Caroline Hyland strongly informed by listening to people with dementia, and to those who support them, their families, friends and the medical professionals. The exhibition is coming to DLR LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire from 16 May to 16 June 2019. Artist tours will take place during the Living Well with Dementia information evening on Monday 27 May at 6.30pm.
Through the medium of illustration artist Caroline Hyland is taking an informative approach to the everyday. Depicting supports she has learnt that may help someone to live well or a little better with dementia. The overall purpose of the series is to complement the existing dementia awareness campaigns and add to the general public’s knowledge of dementia so people can understand together and support each other. Your feedback is very welcome and comments cards may be completed and returned to the comment box located beside the exhibition.
About Caroline Hyland
Caroline Hyland is an Illustrator and Artist in Residence in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital. She believes information can be made more accessible to people through the medium of visual art. A former Occupational Therapist in the intellectual disability services increased her interest in the area of dementia and she is passionate about seeing the person and not just the condition. Through her weekly bedside art sessions, voluntary opportunities and illustrative work Caroline actively strives to highlight the importance of supporting people to maintain interests and stay engaged. She firmly believes people can and should be supported to live well with dementia.
The official opening is part of the Living Well with Dementia information evening presented by HSE CHO 6 Dublin South Living Well with Dementia (LWwD) on Monday 27 May. The event runs from 6 – 8pm, with the exhibition launch at 6.30pm. This information evening is an opportunity for anyone living in DunLaoghaire / Rathdown and the greater area to come along to the library, view the exhibition and find out information on services and activities available for people living with a Dementia. There will be tours of the library’s “magic table” and Bairbre-Ann Harkin from the Azure programme will be there to tell people about Dementia Friendly Art Tours in the gallery and nationwide.
For further information on the artist or commission requests please contact:
Caroline Hyland: 0860795841 or firstname.lastname@example.org