Using Art Differently – Picturing Memories

Working in partnership with Ben Uri Gallery & Museum as part of the Picturing Memories programme, Charli Patterson, a second year trainee Art Therapist at Roehampton University, spent her placement at Netherwood Dementia Centre in Kilburn from September 2016 to June 2017. 

Listen below to hear about her experience at the centre and how Picturing Memories has impacted on her practice as an Art Therapist.

Interview recorded on 09/06/2017 at Ben Uri Gallery.

Why did you decide to train to become an Art Therapist?

What is Picturing Memories?

Is there any particular art work from the Ben Uri  collection that has been useful in eliciting memories for your clients?

Charlie reflects on her experience of bringing the group to the gallery and the impact of this on her clients.

Why do you think it’s important for Ben Uri to be delivering these kinds of programmes?

What has this opportunity given you and how has it affected your practice?

Why do you think programmes like Picturing Memories are important today?