Dementia art group

Local artists living with dementia will be displaying their work at Tŷ Pawb next week…alongside lots of other activities to help highlight support available.

Wrexham Art for Dementia and Disability Arts Cymru will be proudly displaying their work at the city centre venue as part of a week of activities running from April 21 to April 27.

The schedule includes Dementia Friends information sessions, where you can find out more about the help and support available for people living with dementia and their carers.

You can also experience Reminiscence Interactive Activities Therapy (RITA), and take part in a wonderful musical activity called Singing for the Brain!

Councillor Frank Hemmings, who is a Dementia Ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Society, says:

“The art group is well supported by a large number of students and their carers, and they’re looking forward to displaying some of their work at Tŷ Pawb over the coming days.

“In many cases art has proved to be a great therapy for those living with dementia and they’re often surprised by the quality of work they produce. It’s a lovely, friendly group and a great example of how people can live well with dementia and have a fulfilling life.

“Please pop into Tŷ Pawb and take a look at the art on display, and to find out more about the support available for local people living with dementia and their carers.”

To find out more, follow Dementia Friendly Wrexham on Facebook.

The Dementia-Friendly Week takes place alongside the launch of the DAC (Disability Arts Cymru) ‘Aildanio’ exhibition in Tŷ Pawb’s Gallery One.

The exhibition is funded by Arts Council Wales and features 26 pieces of work by disabled Wales-based artists, selected from over 100 submissions of creative responses to an ‘Aildanio’ (reignite) moment.

The exhibition will travel across Wales between November 2022 and September 2023.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience cutting edge and provoking visual art work from some of Wales’ best artists. Further information on the Tŷ Pawb website.

Aildanio: 2022-23 Arts Prize Exhibition

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