CrossReach Heart for Art runs creative groups for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.

Those who attend the group are supported by professional artists and generous volunteers to create their own self-directed body of creative work. This allows the individual to take control over their self-expression; their identity; and to feel empowered in the face of a dementia diagnosis.

This is the case for Sam Ross who attends the Garelochhead group, he told us “I really enjoy coming to this group because I am defined as an artist rather than an older person with Alzheimer’s.” 

There is a huge social aspect to Heart for Art: often bringing people out of complete isolation, or allowing them to spend rare quality time with their families and friends.

Heart for Art run 11 groups across Scotland an in 2019 we were delighted to open a group at St. Andrew’s Carluke. The work being exhibited has been produced by local people with dementia and is truly inspirational.

Heart for Art artists regularly exhibited in local and national settings across Scotland. This is an opportunity to reach out to others, and to openly tackle the stigma attached to dementia by displaying the achievements of each individual. We hope you enjoy viewing our artwork.

If you require further information please email us [email protected]
Contact Maureen Digby Senior Art Coordinator 07392869396


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