Saturday 16 July 2022


12:00 – 17:30 IST


The Black Mills
Church Street
E53 AH50


€15 general admission
€10 (over 55s, unwaged, students)

Damer House Gallery is hosting a seminar on Ageing and Creativity on 16 July with keynote speakers Prof Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist in St James’s Hospital and Consultant in Clinical Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, and the Na Cailleacha Collective.

Prof Doherty will discuss the ‘Neurobiology of drawing in health and disease: How the ageing brain works to represent reality.’

Research into ageing suggests that participating in activities such as singing, theatre performance and the visual arts could support the wellbeing of older adults and that creativity can lead to greater longevity. This seminar will explore creativity and ageing using the knowledge and experience of the Na Cailleacha Collective, both as a group and as individual artists.

Na Cailleacha is a collective of five visual artists, one jazz musician and a curator/writer who have come together as a collective. The artists involved are Therry Rudin, Patricia Hurl, Helen Comerford, Gerda Teljeur, Barbara Freeman and Rachel Parry. Catherine Marshall is a curator, writer and art historian and Carole Nelson is a jazz composer, pianist, and saxophonist. Between them they share over 500 years of experience of being women, as artists, as curator/writer/historian and as composer.

While the theme is creativity and ageing, this does not confine the seminar to older people, and the organisers are encouraging people of all ages to join them.

The seminar will be facilitated by art historian, writer and curator, Catherine Marshall who is a member of Na Cailleacha.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential:

For enquiries email kate.damerhousegallery@gmail


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