Directory of artists and arts organisations in the South West working with dementia.
This directory includes those artists and organisations that have been involved in the project so far. Hospitals wishing to develop similar work may wish to employ artists directly and we can recommend the artists listed here. We would suggest that you contact artists and ask them for a CV and references and that you go through a recruitment and interview process.
Further advice on this from Alex Coulter, Director, AHSW
We are happy to add other artists to the list assuming they have appropriate experience. If you would like to be on the list please send a CV to Alex Coulter
- Edwina Bridgeman
Visual artist working with found and everyday materials . I work widely in the community to tell our stories through these materials. I have experience of working with dementia patients in an acute hospital setting and also day care.
- Amanda Boyd
Heritage through combined arts. Folk songs and archive film from the West Country. Amanda is an experienced singer working in outreach community settings, with the elderly and with people living with dementia.
- David Davies
Writer / participation artist and arts for health facilitator with current dementia experience as a carer, and professionally. Also experienced as a writer / artist facilitator in community mental health including working with carers and staff.
Available to work on weekly projects in Wiltshire, Bath & North east Somerset, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
- Sammy Hurden
Singer and pianist, experienced in working with people with dementia. Large resource of songs from different eras and styles, and enjoys listening to the stories that emerge as a result of singing.
- Stephanie Jalland
Theatre maker who uses all sorts: objects, poems, music, pictures to get folk talking and unlocking the stories of their lives. Experienced in hospital ward, day care and nursing home settings, both group work and one to one.
- Tim Laycock
Musician and storyteller experienced in working with people with dementia.
- Rosie Mead
Musician (clarinettist) experienced in working with people living with dementia.
- Rebecca Seymour
Dance, movement and music artist experienced in working in hospitals and residential homes with older people, ranging from frail to those more physically active. Trained in teaching Dance for Parkinson’s.
- Charlotte Stowell
Visual artist specialising in 3D modelling techniques. Experience in hospitals and healthcare settings includes creative projects for people with dementia.
- Louisa White
Movement specialist, working with people living with dementia. I engage participants in a playful and sensitive exploration of movement to music to enhance well-being.