The Quality of Silence: Galleries engaging with older people


This report summarises the results of part of an ongoing programme of action research managed by Engage Cymru, which explores the outcomes for older people of engaging with art through interaction with galleries and professional artists.

The evidence of outcomes from three projects for individuals with dementia is brought together. Clear indications are presented of the potential for engagement with visual art as an intervention to improve the wellbeing of individuals with dementia and, for those living in their own homes, the wellbeing of their family carers.


Author: Eirwen Malin
Published: May 2011
Language: English