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Art and Dementia






Art and Dementia Tours

Second Tuesday of every month, 14 March to 12 December 2017, 10.00am - 11.30pm 

In a world grown confusing, overwhelming, and perhaps even frightening, people living with dementia can find comfort by memory arising from visual stimulus. Discussions about the images can tap into memories and lead to an increased sense of well-being and quality of life. Our gallery presenters have been trained through a program conducted by the National Art Gallery and possess specialised knowledge on the effects of dementia, communication techniques and an understanding of the needs of people living with dementia when visiting the Gallery

Price: $10 per session [includes 60mins session and tour with qualified dementia educator | cup of tea or coffee | carers complementary]

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Beatrice Hutton Room (entry via Gallery main entry)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery




More about the program

Art and Dementia is a monthly structured program that invites people living with dementia and their carers to a 60 minute session with a trained educator using the Gallery’s permanent collection as a vehicle for intellectual engagement.

The Art and Dementia Tours provide small group interactions and social inclusion for local people living with dementia. We use a discussion based tour of 2 - 3 artworks to provide intellectual stimulation with the aim of eliciting enjoyment and allowing participants the opportunity to connect with the world in enriching and life-enhancing ways.

Ticket transaction fees may apply to purchases. Fees are based on your method of payment and the specific event you are attending and may differ from one event to another. Cash sales in person at the Box Office will not incur transaction fees.
Cash sales in person at Gallery Reception or Box Office will not incur transaction fees.
Phone transaction fee: $5.25 per transaction
Internet convenience fee: $1.60 per ticket
Standard mail fee: $3.50
Registered mail fee: $6.50
Refunds / exchanges: $3.15 per ticket
These fees are current until 30 June 2017.



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Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: (07) 4936 8248