Many thanks to Totley Life Stories Group for their Triptych below:
Residents, staff and volunteers at Lower Bowshaw View once again make their mark at the SYDCAE.
Listen as Molly reads her favourite poem:
Artwork from previous SYDCAEs has been on display at an Art Show at Jill’s House, and shown at the Dementia Friendly Bloomington Workshop in Indiana, USA.
Many thanks to Jan Bays, Program Development and Education at Jill’s House and to John Wood.
It’s great to see creative art from persons affected by dementia in South Yorkshire stimulating thinking across the Atlantic once again.
So, today we had our Spoken Word event in the Cathedral. And it was fantastic!
The audio version of this will be available on this webpage once we have sorted out the technology.
Many thanks to Helen Smith (see above) from Mapplewell Manor. Thanks also to Barnsley Alzheimer’s Society and the volunteers who came and stood in admirably for our long term supporter and friend Diane Hinchliffe.
And it was great to hear from Anne Ashmore, a long-term contributor of poems to the South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition.
We welcomed persons from care homes and persons living in the community to attend and read out their poems in the intimate setting of the Shrewsbury Chapel.
This is the 4th year we have done this and next year we have already decided that we must generate a bigger audience. Please get in touch if you would like to help do that with us.
My name is Gabrielle Sisler, I am currently majoring in graphic design at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. I also do freelance graphic and poster design, and most recently received an award for my Michigan LAND illustration cover. Eventually I will pursue a career in illustration fully. When working on the poster for SYDCAE, I was looking to achieve an overall optimism through harmonious design. I chose symbols that reflected renewal and structured them in a symmetrical and calming visual. In my spare time I enjoy figure drawing and spend a lot of my spare time rooting my 7 year old on at his hockey games! (March 2018)
The exhibition and associated events will run between 2-8 July 2018 at Sheffield Cathedral.
- DROP-OFF for submissions: Friday 29th June (0900-1600)
- Preview: Monday 2nd July, 1-4pm
- Launch event: Tuesday 3rd July, 1030-1200
- ‘Dementia Futures 3’: PhD researchers share their work in plain English: Tuesday 3rd July, (1230-1530)
- SYDCAE Short Films Festival: Wednesday 4th July (1130-1400)
- Drinks Reception: Wednesday 4th July, (1900-2100)
- 2nd Spoken Word Event – Poetry at the Cathedral: Thursday 5th July (1400-1600)
- COLLECTION of submissions: Monday 9th July (0900-1600)
Good luck to John Wood and colleagues in Grosse Point. Images of all work on display will feature here in the coming days.
We’re delighted to announce that the 2018 SYDCAE will be held at Sheffield Cathedral again.
The key dates for the 2018 SYDCAE, our 10th annual event, are:
- All work to be dropped off Friday 29th June
- Exhibition open, Monday 2nd July-Sunday 8th July (normal Cathedral opening hours)
- All work to be picked up: Monday 9th July
The theme for the 2018 event will be announced in August 2017 and the registration process will then be open.
SYDCAE 2018 Registration
In 2018, to improve the way we accept, curate and return items of creative artwork, we are operating a more formal registration process. This includes:
- requirement that a SYDCAE submission form is completed for all creative art entered into the exhibition
- requirement that no creative art will be accepted unless a completed submission form has been completed and returned in advance of the drop off day (Friday 29th June 2018)
- requirement that ALL creative art is labelled clearly on the reverse with individual’s/organisation’s name and contact phone number
- we will no longer accept framed work which contains glass. Framed work without glass is acceptable.
If you would like to register your interest in being part of the biggest and best SYDCAE yet please use the Contact link on this website.