ARTzheimer’s are calling on all emerging artists to take part in their newly commissioned exhibition. ARTzheimer’s is a social enterprise initiative which highlights many different issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease – all of which are portrayed through a ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘captivating’ art exhibition. They aim to highlight the many complex issues and consequences for those living with Alzheimer’s disease through art to provoke and inspire an audience.
ARTzheimer’s was founded by Tallaght local Eimear Farrell who says:
“Losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s was a game-changer for me. I have dedicated the last ten years of my life wanting to make a difference to those who are living with this disease and their families. Through the medium of art, we can begin to understand this disease in a more empathic way than ever before. I am convinced that ARTzheimer’s will spur thinking, engagement and conversations with its audience. And dare I say it, evoke something in us all that goes far beyond a conversation around the table.”
With just a year under their belts, ARTzheimer’s has grown its family of creative collaborators from an initial forty to over one hundred and fifty. But they are just getting started! ARTzheimer’s has attracted local, national and international recognition with Emily O’ Reilly, European Ombudsman officially opening the doors to their very first exhibition in St. Catherine’s Church in Dublin 8. They have also hosted their exhibition in The Mexican Embassy on Raglan Road, Aras Chronain Arts & Cultural House, Tallafest and more recently, ART SOURCE in Dublin’s RDS arena.
Their key aim for 2016’s ‘Artist Callout’ is to attract as many unestablished or emerging artists as possible to the platform. Artists selected for ARTzheimer’s 2016 will receive a commissioned fee for their work; promotion through their touring exhibition; links on their website & growing social media platforms; and finally, the commissioned artwork will be showcased by them for at least two years, both here in Ireland and internationally.
Expressions of interest or to download an application form can be found on the ARTzheimer’s website here.
Founder and curator Eimear will also be taking to the main stage in Dublin’s RDS arena on October 11th, 12th and 13th for ‘Zeminar’, which is described as Ireland’s largest and most inclusive summit for senior cycle students. She will be sharing the main stage with Ireland’s most influential speakers such as Bressie, Dr Rhona Mahony (Master of NMH), Ian Power (Director of SpunOut) and Fr. Peter McVerry to name but a few.