Robert Race worked with residents at OSJCT's Millbrook Lodge in Gloucestershire for some months as part of the project, which was funded by the Baring Foundation and facilitated by New Brewery Arts, based in Cirencester. Residents learned how to make their own, small automata, while Robert created his much larger work of art. Over the past 18 months, "Getting On" has been touring OSJCT care homes across the Trust as well as making an appearance at public exhibitions.
The First International Research Conference on Arts & Dementia is a key milestone in the developing international field of arts and dementia. Led by Professor Paul Camic of Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health, the event created an exciting opportunity for delegates to hear about new research, and actively network with researchers, artists, clincians as well as engaging with people living with dementia and caregivers, adding an important practical dimension to the lively discussions and debates.
We are very proud to be playing an active part in this innovative area of research and to have "our" sculpture displayed at such a prominent international event.
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