I'm Not So Cream On Crackers
April 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 18 April 6.30 - 7.30pm
This eye-opening exhibition brings together a selection of photography, film, sculpture and soundscape, co-produced by Artist Katryn Saqui, Hella Tappe Pearce who is living with a form of dementia, her family members and Music Facilitator Livia Sevier. Presenting Hella’s voice and daily actions as creative happenings, the exhibition shows how these were embedded into her daily life, and how they enhanced the well being of all involved.
Automatic Drawing with Katryn Saqui
Drop-in Workshop, Saturday 20 April 10.30am – 12.30pm
Join artist Katryn Saqui, and discover the art of automatic drawing alongside her exhibition I’m Not So Cream On Crackers, which explores links between creativity and dementia behaviors. In this drawing experience with a difference you will learn to relinquish control and capture your own spontaneous aesthetic expression.
This fun, informative workshop is for all ages and abilities interested in exploring creativity, and may be particularly beneficial to those with loved ones who are living with early onset dementia.
Drop in any time between 10.30am-12.30pm
The DadaMentia Clinic Workshop with Katryn Saqui
Monday 20 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday 23 May, 6-8pm
During Dementia Action Week, artist and support worker Katryn Saqui will introduce her pilot ‘DaDaMentia Clinic’ which is a temporary participatory art installation. This has been developed to offer new ways of experiencing dementia by providing unexpected treatments and remedies to draw out positive attitudes towards a dementia in unusual ways. These include dispensing a vaccine against boredom, a linguistic disposal unit and a fortified tonic, all aimed specifically to break down perceived barriers around behaviours, mobility, speech and memory.
Katryn will run 2 hour workshops from her clinic based inside the Trowbridge Town Hall for people who have loved ones living with an early onset dementia.
These friendly sessions aim to provide space for participants to share, reflect and learn from each other through their personal experiences. Participants will leave with unusual insights and philosophical remedies for a more enlivened mutually enriching ‘poetic and joyful experience of daily life with a Dementia’, which could lead to developing a new family legacy of memories and build confidence.