Butterflies dementia group present Ideas Fund artworks
March saw me taking a couple of trips back to Hull, to work with a local charity I’ve rather fallen in love with over the last decade.
Music, sculpture, paintings, and photography featured in a three-day exhibition by my friends, Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, at Social in Humber Street, 13-15 March.
All the artworks were created in the last 18 months by the Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, with the support of The Ideas Fund.
June Cooke, founder of Butterflies, said: “The exhibition is an opportunity for us to display the work and for others to share their experiences with us. The resources we have created will be made available to families who have had a diagnosis of dementia, and to professionals and students working in dementia.
“Members created their own photo books and did modelling with paper and wood. We also did a joke book about humour and dementia.”
Supported by The Ideas Fund, Butterflies worked with mentors from the University of Hull, Two Ridings Community Foundation, and the Time Bank Hull and East Riding.
Always great to work with Butterflies, they always push the boundaries of what’s expected from people and families fighting dementia.