Pictures at an Exhibition: Art meets the Science of Alzheimers is a programme of projects, culminating in a unique seminar, exploring the experience of dementia and the arts. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 from 2.30pm – 5.30pm in the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.

Renowned composer Ian Wilson and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) were in residence in the Age Related Health Care Unit at Tallaght Hospital for three months. Visual artist Lucia Barnes also completed a residency earlier this year where she worked with people with dementia and their family carers and created work in collaboration with them. The residencies culminate in this unique seminar.

Wilson’s new work will be performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra (Kenneth Rice (Violin), Joachim Roewer (Viola) and Malachi Robinson (Double bass)) with soloist Cathal Roche (Saxophone). An exhibition of artwork by Lucia Barnes will be on display and featured artists will comment on the effect of dementia on creativity and new work. Composition and fine art students are an integral component of this project as they learn about the role of arts in healthcare and with particular reference to patients with dementia.

The seminar brings together the art and science of dementia and will reflect on the interplay between the rapid advances in the sciences of Alzheimers disease – from neuro imaging to novel insights into personhood – with the ferment of creativity provided by two unique artist residencies. Click here to read the seminar itinerary.

This event is a Dublin City of Science 2012 event held in conjunction with the Heritage Centre, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland and the Meath Foundation.

Tickets are free but places are limited. To book please email or telephone 01 414 2076.


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