Ageing and Creativity Seminar 16 July 2022
We had a successful and very well attended seminar on Ageing & Creativity in The Black Mills, Roscrea on 16 July. The keynote speaker was Prof. Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist in St. James’s Hospital, Consultant, Clinical Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin and the Na Cailleacha Collective. Prof. Doherty gave a fascinating talk on the Neurobiology of drawing in health and disease: How the ageing brain works to represent reality.

Research into ageing suggests that participating in activities such as singing, theatre performance and the visual arts could support the well-being of older adults and that creativity can lead to greater longevity. This seminar explored creativity and ageing using the knowledge and experience of the Na Cailleacha Collective, both as a group and as individual artists.

Na Cailleacha is a collective of five visual artists, one jazz musician and a curator/writer who have come together as a collective. The artists involved are Therry Rudin, Patricia Hurl, Helen Comerford, Gerda Teljeur, Barbara Freeman and Rachel Parry. Catherine Marshall is a curator, writer and art historian and Carole Nelson is a jazz composer, pianist, and saxophonist. Between them they share over 500 years of experience of being women, as artists, as curator/writer/historian and as composer.  

The seminar has received funding as part of the Creative Ireland programme with support from Tipperary County Council.

Damer House Gallery invites you to a seminar on Ageing & Creativity in The Black Mills Roscrea on July 16, 2022. The Keynote Speaker is Prof. Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist in St.James’s Hospital, Consultant, Clinical Medicine, TCD, & The Na Cailleacha Collective.
Places are limited & booking is essential. Admission €15 incl booking fee
Further details and to reserve a place click on link below.