Gallery Social | for anyone affected by dementia

Join artists from our regular Gallery Social programme as they invite you into their homes to relax, enjoy a cuppa and explore some art together.

In the first video the artists will talk about an artwork they enjoy. In the second video, they will take you through a straightforward creative activity that you might like to try out.

These videos have been created for anyone affected by dementia and their families, supporters and carers, but are open to all to enjoy!

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Ben Nicholson

1928 (Walton Wood cottage, no. 1)

Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb explores Ben Nicholson’s landscape painting.

In her second video artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb creates a printed picture inspired by her choice of artwork.

If you would like to try this yourself, you will need:

  • White paper for background
  • Small pieces of coloured paper/scrap paper
  • Thin polystyrene foam (e.g. from bottom of a pizza box) or craft foam or card
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker pens or ink pad
  • Plastic lids (e.g. from coffee jar)
  • Rolling pin or a mug
  • Leaf
  • Biro pen

Eduardo Paolozzi

Wittgenstein in New York. From As is when

Artist Duncan Robertson explores Eduardo Paolozzi’s screenprint on paper.

In his second video artist Duncan Robertson creates a collage inspired by his choice of artwork.

If you would like to try this yourself, you will need:

  • Paper for a background
  • Magazines/ packaging/ scrap paper/greetings cards
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Jan van Huysum

Flower Still Life with Bird's Nest

Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb explores Jan Van Huysum's still life.

In her second video artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb creates a floral collage inspired by her choice of artwork.

If you would like to try this yourself, you will need:

  • Black/dark paper for a background
  • Scrap paper/greetings cards/magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors