Posts Tagged ‘Dogwood Crossing @ Miles’
Posted 20 November 2013on:
I have returned home from my mentorship and would like to reflect a little on the exhibitions and public program side of the Logan Art Gallery. Logan has had a recent addition to their gallery, a magnificent purpose built Public Programs Space. The space is decked out with all the necessary materials and equipment for the ‘doing and making’ side of art complimenting so beautifully the range of gallery viewing spaces. In addition to the set-up is the wonderful way that results of previous projects and workshops are displayed on the walls and plinths along with inspirational objects and bookcases housing art reference books and journals, photos of exhibitions and media releases about local artists and their projects. The Space is furnished for use by both children and adults and adjacent is a courtyard where the action can spill out onto or participants can go to eat lunch and relax. It truly is an inspirational space. While I was there the space was used for the Art & Alzheimer’s Workshop, a LANE (Logan Artsworkers Networking Events) Event, a Community printing workshop and an Art Teacher’s and Artwaves debrief meeting. Lesley Nicholson Education Officer develops the Public Programs to support the Gallery exhibitions as well as delivering many of the programs to school and community groups. Artists and curators are also engaged by Lesley to deliver programs. All Public Programs are free and the huge variety on offer to so many different community sectors is indeed impressive. Read the rest of this entry »
Anne Keam blogs from the NGA’s Art & Alzheimer’s workshop during her mentorship at Logan Art Gallery
Posted 14 November 2013on:
During my mentorship at Logan Art Gallery I have had the opportunity to do again the two day Art and Alzheimer’s (A&A) training offered by the National Art Gallery. Dogwood Crossing, Miles hosted training in conjunction with our local Queensland Health providers and have gone on to establish a program with the high care facility Milton House with between three and five residence attending sessions monthly. However I have found presenting these workshops very challenging, being much more at home presenting children’s programs.
Attending the resent training at the Logan Art Gallery has given me the chance to re-visit the key concepts on which the program is based and a few things really gelled for me. Each A&A session is built around the verbs OBSERVE, DESCRIBE, INTERPRET and CONNECT. On the second day we broke up into groups to do some practice tours, firstly as if we were a group not affected by dementia. As we discussed the chosen work with each other we could see ourselves flying through the session structure in a matter of a few sentences – observing and describing then jumping straight to interpreting and connecting. It suddenly clicked that we are doing exactly the same thing anyone would do in a guided conversation about art but with our A&A participants we just need to slow the whole process down. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted 22 March 2012on:
Margaret Power, a volunteer formerly with Dogwood Crossing @ Miles and now based at Wandoan, was awarded an Internship at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery from M&GSQ’s 2011 pilot Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.
Marg reflects on what she learned about running a regional gallery: