Category Archives: Ageing and disability

Talking about art and dementia

Talking about art and dementia

Filed : Ageing and disability, Arts & Health, Projects .

April:  Artists and and health/ aged care workers in Forbes learnt skills to facilitate guided tours of works of art for people living with dementia, Read the Full article

Free art and dementia training in Forbes

Free art and dementia training in Forbes

Filed : Ageing and disability, Arts & Health, Arts opportunities, Projects .

Participants in a workshop in Forbes in April will learn skills to facilitate guided tours of works of art for people living with dementia. Read the Full article

Artist Run Initiative: Opportunity for artists with disability

Artist Run Initiative: Opportunity for artists with disability

Filed : Ageing and disability, Arts & Health, Arts opportunities, Artshed: Artist Run Initiative, Projects

Arts OutWest invites artists with and without disability, living in the Central West, to join an exciting new artist run initiative (ARI). Read the Full article

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Arts & Health in Grenfell

Arts & Health in Grenfell

Filed : Ageing and disability, Arts & Health .

Arts OutWest arts and health coordinator Christine McMillan spent two days in Grenfell in June to demonstrate how the Arts can be used to assist in promoting health and well being. Christine was guest speaker at the June meeting of the Grenfell Hospital Auxiliary. She brought with her ‘Art in a Suitcase’ from Bathurst Regional Read the Full article

Open the box

Filed : Ageing and disability, Arts & Health .

March 2014. Open the Box was designed as a sensory experience for people with advanced dementia and their carers. The project was ran by Christine McMillan from Arts OutWest and visiting artist Arti Prashar from Spare Tyre (UK) working in two local aged care facilities. We engaged the senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell in a playful, Read the Full article