Date(s) - 16/05/2019 - 16/06/2019
The Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will open the exhibition on Monday the 27th of May at 6.30pm.
‘Can You See What I See?’ is a series of hand painted illustrations strongly informed by listening to people with dementia, and to those who support them, their families, friends and the medical professionals. Through the medium of illustration artist Caroline Hyland is taking an informative approach to the everyday. Depicting supports she has learnt that may help someone to live well or a little better with dementia. The overall purpose of the series is to complement the existing dementia awareness campaigns and add to the general public’s knowledge of dementia so people can understand together and support each other. Your feedback is very welcome and comments cards may be completed and returned to the comment box located beside the exhibition.
At the opening event there will be an opportunity to try “THE MAGIC TABLE” which is an interactive enjoyable experience using light simulations through a projector. There will be information tables on level 3 and 4. Some members of staff from Carew House, St Vincent’s Hospital and Primary Care will be available and we will include some ideas around activities for people living with dementia.
DLRD are kindly providing tea and biscuits for the opening so we can meet and greet each other in a calm relaxed atmosphere. Barbara Ann Harkin (Azure programme) will tell us about the Gallery Art tours in the Lexicon.
Caroline Hyland is an Illustrator and Artist in Residence in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital. She believes information can be made more accessible to people through the medium of visual art. A former Occupational Therapist in the intellectual disability services increased her interest in the area of dementia and she is passionate about seeing the person and not just the condition. Through her weekly bedside art sessions, voluntary opportunities and illustrative work Caroline actively strives to highlight the importance of supporting people to maintain interests and stay engaged. She firmly believes people can and should be supported to live well with dementia.