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  • Hastings Independent Press

     

    Drawing Life

    The row of artists intently study the models before them – a pair of dancers frozen in a Tango move – then begin to sketch. These are no ordinary artists, but people living with dementia, and their focus and concentration is astounding.

  • Hastings Online Times

    Exhibition Offers Window into Minds of People Living with Dementia

    In connection with Dementia Action Week, Drawing Life, the charity which holds life drawing classes with people living with dementia, has arranged an exhibition of work at A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab in St Leonards. Nick Terdre reports.

  • Hastings Independent Press

    Drawing Life: The Exhibition

    Lottery-funded drawing classes now justifies display in its own exhibition at the Kino Teatr in St Leonards. These charcoal and pastel drawings are not just the results of an exercise to occupy damaged minds: they have muscularity, dynamism and luminosity which talk to the observer in a way that is both surprising and heartening.

  • Hastings Online Times

    Drawing for Dementia

    Classes that bring art ‘to life’ for residents at a Hastings care home can continue thanks to further funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

  • International Times

    My Virtual Dementia Bus Trip

    Experience what dementia might be like! It says on the side of the bus. I run Drawing Life – drawing classes for people who live with dementia. Naturally I do my best to communicate with people at my classes in a kind and understanding way, and if I can do better so much the better.

  • Hastings Online Times

    Life Drawings at Hastings Arts Forum

    Dementia is a barrier that cruelly cuts the sufferer off from their family and friends. But various forms of artistic expression have been shown to provide welcome channels of communication, as Judy Parkinson has found with the Drawing Life classes she runs at Hastings Court Care Home.

  • Hastings Observer

    Life Drawings Exhibition by Hastings Dementia Residents

    An exhibition of life drawings by people with dementia will be open at a care home from Saturday (December 19th, 2015).