Photographer Viv Jones: opening night of exhibition exploring dementia – film 6

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in Arts, Featured, Health

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PostersIn this film we meet Viv Jones, Photographer for the project, ‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’. This is film is one of a number of films from the opening event that try to capture some of the wonderful voices, photos, art, poems and stories that make up this exhibition looking at dementia.

See more about this exhibition at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/i-will-tell/

This project is an artistic and scholarly exploration into dementia, which aims to combat the perception of dementia as a ‘living death’ or ‘slow unravelling of the self’.  The highpoint of this is an exhibition, using poetry, photography, song, stories and objects to portray a more positive view of people with dementia, exploring their everyday lives, selves and art. This film is by Philip Booth for Stroud Community TV.

The exhibition will be housed in Lansdown Hall Gallery in the centre of Stroud: http://lansdownhall.org/ which is a fully accessible venue. It will be open Monday-Saturday 10.30-18.30 from 3rd December 2013 — 22nd December 2013 and 2nd January 2014 — 18th January 2014, with free entry for everyone.

In addition to the core collection of artworks, the exhibition has an interactive element. A film about how you can get involved in the project can be found here: http://stroudcommunity.tv/something-of-my-own/

Visitors with experience of dementia are able to contribute to this by loaning objects to the exhibition for a central collaborative display and/or photographs for a collaborative photo album.  Photographs can also be contributed in advance by e-mailing hgregory@glos.ac.uk or writing to Dr Helen Gregory, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, G50 4AZ.  Please include a short caption with your photograph.

You can find out more about the project at: http://www.tinyurl.com/somethingofmyown
And on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Somethingofmyown/

Photo of exhibition is copyright Gary Learmonth of Red Piranha Photography: http://www.redpiranhaphotography.co.uk/

See also on Stroud Community TV other films about dementia and this exhibition: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/dementia/

About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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