Pleased You See Me
Exhibition dates September 4-29 2019
Pleased You See Me is a group exhibition.
What goes on inside the mind of another person is always a mystery, but our voices, hands and hearts bring that mystery to life in ways that give our lives meaning and connection to others. When memories fade and word begin to fail, life is no less meaningful and many people find new, creative and often joyful ways to express the thoughts and feelings that make them the unique individual they are.
This exhibition celebrates the strength, resilience and creativity of people living with dementia in our community. It celebrates abilities and draws on some of the skills and life experiences that have contributed to the depth of character and personalities behind the individuals who have contributed to this exhibition. Their creative endeavours have enabled them to remain active and engaged as well as provide opportunities to experience joy and pride in their achievements.
We are very proud to share this selection of works as part of dementia awareness month 2019.
Touch can be a sensory experience, a language of compassion, it can represent friendship, love, support and care. Touching someone else’s life is a privilege, it is rarely a grand gesture but a series of small acts. Each pompom in these works was created by someone who has either been touched by dementia or has touched the life of a person with dementia in our community. They illustrate the diversity and magnitude of small acts that together can accomplish great things. Hidden amongst the jewel like colours are forget me not flowers, the floral symbol of dementia.
St Pauls Lutheran homes Hahndorf
Residents, families, friends, volunteers and staff
St Michaels Lutheran School Hahndorf
years 3/4 class (intergenerational program participants)
Zebra Early Learning Centre Hahndorf
Preschool class (intergenerational program participants)
Neighbours of St Pauls Lutheran Homes,
Members of St Pauls Lutheran Church Hahndorf members of The Anglican Church of the Epiphany Crafers,
Staff at the Office of Rebekha Sharkie MP,