Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The Infirmary Medical Museum will be hosting a celebration, over the coming fortnight, of artwork produced by people living with dementia.
The ‘Looking Out, Looking In’ exhibition explores the meaning of home; looking outwards to real or idealised views from a window, and in through special places and items.
The work was
completed during short courses held in the University’s Jenny Lind Chapel in
May and July, with the courses enabling participants to gain skills, meet new
people and work alongside fused glass artist Sue Purser Hope.
was open to anyone living with dementia and The Infirmary worked alongside
Worcestershire’s Alzheimer’s Society, a local care home and with guidance from
the University’s Association for Dementia Studies.
Bowsher, the museum’s Learning and Access Officer, says: “This has been a super
project to be involved with. It has been great to hear everyone’s stories about
the tiles they have made from seeing their favourite places.
exhibition looks fantastic in the Jenny Lind Chapel; the colour of the stained
glass windows alongside the made glass sets the work off perfectly.”
exhibition opened last Saturday (August 16) and runs until Saturday 30 August,
over the Worcester Festival period.
exhibition is open to all, and is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and
10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The Jenny Lind Chapel can be found on the ground
floor of the University’s Charles Hastings building, which is based on the City