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Incinerator Art Mondo: Art and Dementia - 2024

Event description

Introducing Art Mondo, a program for individuals in the early stages of dementia or cognitive impairment with their support person, being a professional caregiver, adult-child or partner.

Modelled on similar national and international museum and gallery initiatives, Art Mondo integrates discussions and social interaction with hands-on creative activities. In our warm and responsive environment, participants experience improved cognitive function, reduced stress, and enhanced emotional well-being. The program, designed and led by Barking Spider Creative, fosters social connections, a profound sense of belonging, and stimulates creativity, promoting a sense of accomplishment.

Art Mondo goes beyond individual impact, aiming to elevate community connectedness and cultural engagement, offering an enriching experience for all involved.

Art Mondo is limited to a small groups of program participants and their support person. Support people are required to stay for the program duration to take care of any personal issues that may arise.

Program Participation

  • We request that support people allow participants time to initiate their response to conversations and activities.
  • The focus in this program is for participants to be as involved as they wish, and at their own level. Sometimes this could mean they withdraw from conversations, or do not complete the activity in the suggested way. Support people need not be concerned about this, or try to compel the participant into compliance. The program presenter’s aim is to enable free choice and enhance participant dignity.


  • Car parking is available beside and opposite the gallery.
  • While fully accessible by ramps, Incinerator Gallery has a very small lift, which may be daunting for participants.


  • We recommend a ratio of at least one support person per two participants, especially in the case where mobility is limited.

Ticket covers 1 participant with 1 support person.

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