Some of our Voluntary Gallery Guides are fluent in the following languages: Afrikaans; Cantonese; Danish; French; German; Japanese; Dutch and Russian. You can book a free guided tour in a language of your choice for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.
You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.
Tours and Workshops for People Living with Dementia
The Art Gallery of WA's Art and Memories guided tours and Creative Encounters: Art and Dementia workshops assist people living with dementia, and their carers or primary support network, to challenge their condition and help develop a creative mind.
Art and Memories is a specialised tour program created in 2012 by Jackie Lewis, Art Therapist at Alzheimer’s Australia, and the Art Gallery of WA. Provided throughout the year by AGWA's Voluntary Gallery Guides (VGGs), these guided tours allow participants to discover how works of art can encourage conversation, contribute knowledge, engage in interpretation, express emotions and recall memories.
The tours delivered by Alzheimer’s Association WA-trained VGGs, and the Creative Encounters: Art and Dementia workshops form part of the Gallery's commitment to disability access and inclusion and are currently facilitated by non-for-profit association Mind the Change.
AGWA welcomes enquiries from groups and organisations about services for people living with dementia and those living with other accessibility needs. Please email email@example.com for information, details and bookings.