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Art, music and memory combine at Tweed gallery

A NEW MemoryScape program to heighten public awareness about dementia was launched at Tweed Regional Gallery to coincide with Dementia Awareness Month.

The gallery's Education and Audience Development officer, Jodi Ferrari developed the MemoryScape program to provide carers and families with a thought-provoking experiences.

Mrs Ferrari said they launched a new program each year and worked with Alzheimer's Australia and other organisations.

"Viewing artwork has incredible potential to engage, stimulate and ignite memories," Mrs Ferrari said.

"We are also exploring the link between memory and music, so we encourage our visitors to pop on the headphones in the Margaret Olley Art Centre to enjoy classical music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

"Music can help people living with dementia to recall memories and emotions. One of music's many benefits includes boosting brain activity."

As part of the MemoryScape event, Tweed Regional Gallery will launch a new product.

The new memory game, inspired by Margaret Olley's artworks, is not only brain-healthy - it's fun!

Visitors can pick up a MemoryScape self-guided tour sheet any time to use as a guide for walking around the exhibition, A-Z: the alphabet in art, in The Withey Family Gallery until July 16, 2017.

VISIT THE GALLERY

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Cost: Free.


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