You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.
Art and Memories
The Art Gallery of WA's Art and Memories guided tours and Artistic Adventures workshops assist people living with dementia, and their carers or primary support network, to challenge their condition and help develop a creative mind.
Art and Memories is a program provided throughout the year by AGWA's Voluntary Gallery Guides (VGGs) to people living with dementia. Through these guided tours participants can discover how works of art can encourage conversation, contribute knowledge, engage in interpretation, express emotions and recall memories.
This specialist program, created in 2012 by Jackie Lewis, Art Therapist at Alzheimer’s Australia, and the Art Gallery of WA, is being used as a template by MindtheChange and Amana Living to facilitate the delivery of guided tours and workshops in conjunction with the state's premier portraiture prize, The Lester Prize 2019.
AGWA's VGGs will use the Art and Memories program during The Lester Prize season (9 Nov - 9 Dec 2019) to provide a unique experience to Amana Living residents.
The tours delivered by Alzheimer’s Association WA-trained VGGs, and the Artistic Adventures workshops form part of the Gallery's commitment to disability access and inclusion.
AGWA welcomes enquiries from groups and organisations about services for people living with dementia and those living with other accessibility needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, details and bookings.