Art meets the Science of Alzheimer’s

Pictures at an Exhibition: Art meets the Science of Alzheimer’s

Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin; Wednesday 28th November 2012; 2.30 – 5.30pm

Pictures at an Exhibition: Art meets the Science of Alzheimer’s is a programme of projects, culminating next Wednesday in a unique seminar, exploring the experience of dementia and the arts.

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 will culminate in a unique seminar, Arts and Alzheimer’s, to be held on Wednesday November 28th 2012, from 2.30 – 5.30pm at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland. Wilson’s new work will be performed by the ICO (Kenneth Rice, Violin, Joachim Roewer Viola and Malachi Robinson, Double bass) with soloist Cathal Roche Saxophone. Barnes’ art will be on exhibition. 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 Alzheimer’s disease – from neuro imaging to novel insights into personhood – with the ferment of creativity provided by two unique artist residencies.

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

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