In 2018, glór with Clare Arts Office is delighted to introduce regular Dementia Friendly Guided tours to accompany glór’s visual arts programme. The second of these tours takes place on Tuesday 17th April from 11am.
Inspired by the Azure programme currently running in IMMA, Butler Gallery and other venues nationwide, glór will offer guided exhibition tours specifically designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends or professional carers, to engage with the art work on show and enjoy a social gallery experience. Through the programme, people have an opportunity to look at art more closely, in a caring, friendly and social environment, discussing the pieces over tea, coffee and biscuits, and giving their opinions in a non-judgemental setting.
Theatre Artist Eleanor Feely will facilitate the tours, comprising a brief introductory chat, and discussion of a small selection of artwork from those hanging in glór’s gallery. Eleanor will give background information about the artists and artworks and there will be plenty of time to take in the works on display at an unhurried pace. Each tour will last approximately 40 minutes and will finish with an (optional) complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in the on-site café. Chairs will be supplied throughout the gallery, and there is a lift and access for wheelchairs.
If you would like to take part in these regular tours, please contact Sinéad Cahill on 065 6845370 or email@example.com
For more information on these tours, please click here.