‘Places and Times’ by Nadheer Jasim Email: email@example.com
The theme for the 9th annual Exhibition is ‘Places and Times’.
The exhibition will take place between Monday 26th June and Sunday 2nd July 2017 at Sheffield Cathedral.
We are pleased to confirm that the 2017 South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition will take place in Sheffield between Monday 26th and Sunday 2nd July 2017. The exhibition will take place at the beautiful Sheffield Cathedral. This follows on from our successful 2016 Exhibition in Barnsley and sister exhibition in Detroit, where artwork from South Yorkshire was displayed.
People with memory problems or dementia, their family members and care and support practitioners are now invited to take part in the 2017 event. The theme for 2017 is ‘Places and Times’. Anyone affected by memory loss or dementia is invited to contribute creative art to the exhibition. This could be painting, poetry, sculpture, mosaic, photographs, music, video-based work, life-stories – in fact anything connected (even loosely) with the theme.
We appreciate fully that the exhibition’s continued success relies largely on arts coordinators and other supporters providing opportunities for people with dementia or memory problems to get creative. We would be very grateful for your support to facilitate the involvement of people affected by dementia to ensure the 2017 exhibition is the best yet.
The main objective of the exhibition is to offer members of South Yorkshire’s dementia community an annual opportunity to showcase their talents and share their experiences of life lived with dementia. Everyone is welcome to take part and to visit Sheffield Cathedral and see their work on display – and the exhibition is of course open to the public. As usual, trained, friendly, volunteers will be on hand to welcome people and, where the budget allows, refreshments, will be available. Information about parking is available on request.
If you register your interest a full SYDCAE2017 Exhibition Programme for the week-long event will be sent out to you 4 weeks before the exhibition, and will include details of other activities associated with the exhibition which you might consider visiting.
Events at SYDCAE2017
There will be a half-day Dementia Futures conference on Monday 26th of June, at which University of Sheffield postgraduate researchers explain their current PhD dementia research in plain English.
We can also confirm that filmmaker and actor Matthew Jacobs Morgan will attend and speak at a screening of his acclaimed film ‘Gracie’ on Tuesday 27th June at 1.15pm-3pm.
On Thursday 29th June, 2.30pm-4pm, there will be a spoken word event led by local poet Diane Hincliffe. A poetic sharing of words capturing a thought, a feeling and the essence of what is seen, heard or felt in the moment.
All events are free and open to the public.
Following a competition held among the tremendously talented Foundation Art students at Sheffield College in September 2016, on the theme of ‘Places and Times’, we have a beautiful poster available to advertise the exhibition. Congratulations and thanks to Nadheer Jasim for his wonderful picture. More information about this unique collaboration and a link to the BBC Radio Sheffield item on this, including hearing from students who took part, can be found here: http://www.shef.ac.uk/snm/news/drawingdementia-1.659371
- What to do now?
Please register your interest in taking part in the exhibition now by sending an email to the exhibition cordinator David Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave him a message on 0114 222 2060.
- If you have not already confirmed you intend to take part in the exhibition please contact us ASAP – this will help allay our anxieties about what will appear at the exhibition and assist greatly with planning.
- Those who register will be sent the stunning exhibition poster and further details about submission arrangements, including timings and labelling.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you in June.
David Reid, Natasha Wilson and Albert Attom
South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition Coordinators
Exhibition website: www.sydcae.co.uk