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The Irish Dementia Working Group sit in a semi-circle attending an Azure tour. The walls are white with a spotlight on a large painting being gestured to by an IMMA guide.

Join IMMA for their their regular Azure and Slow Art tours.

Azure Dementia-Inclusive Tours

Azure in-person tours are a free gallery led experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends, held at 11am on the first Friday of the month. During Azure, you will explore a selection of artwork from IMMA’s Collection with a facilitator who has received special training in dementia-inclusive arts programming. These tours are followed by complimentary tea and coffee in Camerino Café at IMMA.If you would like to book, please email talkingart@imma.ie.

It is helpful for IMMA to know if you are planning to attend, but if it’s more convenient for you to drop in, please join at IMMA’s main reception at the time and date above. IMMA also offer free, book-able Azure tours to nursing home, dementia-care facilities or dementia support and social groups. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting IMMA at talkingart@imma.ie. To learn more about the Azure programme, view the video from IMMA below or visit the webpage About Azure.

Slow Art

IMMA invite you to take a close look at artworks from IMMA’s Collection and Exhibition Programme in these welcoming, conversational tours. Talking about an artwork with someone else can open our eyes to new details and reveal things we did not see at first. These tours will help you to slow down and spend time with selected artworks, discussing them with others in a convivial and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to join these free sessions, no previous experience is required.

Slow Art at IMMA takes place twice a month on the first Saturday and third Thursday of the month at 11am. Our meeting point is IMMA’s main reception, tours are drop-in and free of charge. If you would like any more information about coming along, please email talkingart@imma.ie. To learn more about Slow Art at IMMA, visit imma.ie

Images: Irish Dementia Working Group on an Azure Tour at IMMA. Photography and film by Killian Waters.

Are you living with dementia or do you know someone who is? IMMA is one of the lead partners of a programme called ‘Azure’ which aims to make art galleries and museums around Ireland dementia-friendly spaces.

Irish Dementia Working Group on an Azure Tour at IMMA. Photo by Killian Waters.

Azure explores how people with dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and the people who care for them, can have a deeper involvement in cultural institutions and can participate in cultural activities.

Image courtesy of IMMA.

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