Harmonious Place

Art/music projects for people with dementia

This is our first Harmonious Place co-creative project, working with people living in Dundee Council care homes.    We held three weekly sessions in two homes, using our co-creation tools (more about these on the blog here) to enable people to engage and participate in the process of idea development, and visual and audio story boarding with us.  With this piece we're wanting to explore the sense of belonging to Dundee.  The sessions allowed us to get some great insights into the theme and lots of audio and visual material - we all also had an engaging, sociable and fun time together making art with lots of play and laughter.  Making art is both a playful and an important and serious activity for sure.  We then went away and made some video and audio sketches and returned for final feedback sessions.  It was amazing to get the groups feedback and responses to the material, we were given important pointers to inform our work on the final piece, and we were delighted to observe how engaging participants were finding the sketches.  It's been a long journey over the summer, but we launched the final piece on 27th September 2018 and you can stream it here.

'Belongs to', 2018, 30 minute video with sound

Emma Ainsley and John Phillips

 

This work was made co-creatively alongside our brilliant, skilled, engaged, energetic and abundantly creative co-creators - people with dementia living in Dundee care homes, Turriff House and Janet Brougham House.  With the support of Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.

We held three weekly sessions in two homes, using our co-creation tools (more about these on the blog here) to enable people to engage and participate in the process of idea development, and visual and audio story boarding with us.  With this piece we're wanting to explore the sense of belonging to Dundee.  The sessions allowed us to get some great insights into the theme and lots of audio and visual material - we all also had an engaging, sociable and fun time together making art with lots of play and laughter.  Making art is both a playful and an important and serious activity for sure.  We then went away and made some video and audio sketches and returned for final feedback sessions.  It was amazing to get the groups feedback and responses to the material, we were given important pointers to inform our work on the final piece, and we were delighted to observe how engaging participants were finding the sketches.

This is our first Harmonious Place co-creative project, working with people living in Dundee Council care homes.  It's been a long journey over the summer, but we launched the final piece on 27th September 2018 and you can stream it here.

Harmonious Place

Art/music projects for people with dementia