Art and Dementia Tours stimulate conversation



Our unique Art and Dementia tours last about an hour at a relaxed pace with seating provided in front of each artwork to enable your loved one time to discover aspects of the work that appeal to them. Four specially selected works are highlighted on each free tour, tailored to consider various themes and interests.

Tours are designed to stimulate conversation through observation, reflection and reminiscence. Our volunteer guides share stories and highlights about each work which encourages the sharing of feelings and experiences; the intimate environment enables the participant to connect socially within a small group setting and listen to others or contribute to the conversation; and opportunities arise to discover new things to spark and ongoing curiosity.

An artwork reminder and description about each work is a take-home memory of the tour which aims to encourage further conversation and provides their carer with a resource or stimulus to share, following the tour.

QAGOMA Art and Dementia tours are available for those with dementia living in home-based care, residential homes, and for clients in day respite centres and hospices.

Debbie Brittain is Project Officer, Learning, QAGOMA



Bookings in advance are required and are subject to availability and tour capacity. Tours are suitable for people living at home, for community and day respite groups or residential aged care homes. Contact the Group Bookings Office at or telephone (07) 3840 7255 to arrange a booking.

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