Alzheimer Scotland presents The Force and Form of Memory at Stirling Smith Art Gallery

By Ruth Hazard | 20 January 2012
A painting of a face on a table with a green man and a pair glasses laying in front
Exhibition: The Force and Form of Memory, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling, January 13 - February 26 2012

The debilitating potential of memory loss is addressed in a new exhibition featuring the work of 76 contemporary artists which is currently touring Scotland.

The event is a collaboration between Compass Gallery, Glasgow and charity Alzheimer Scotland, aiming to highlight the important role art can play in both portraying and aiding cognitive decline.

It is thought that images, objects and music may help trigger recollections of past events in sufferers of memory related illnesses.

“This is an exhibition for our times, raising awareness of the importance of creating today’s memories, which will become future reminiscences, and the impact memory-loss has on our lives and of those affected by dementia," explains Jill Gerber, the director of Compass Gallery.

The exhibition is a chance to see the work of eminent artist and Smith Ambassador, Lys Hansen, as well as pieces by other painters, sculptors, art lecturers and Royal Academicians.

All the works are for sale in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.

  • Open 10.30am-5pm (2pm-5pm Sunday, closed Monday). Admission free.

More pictures from the exhibition:

A picture of a bird looking through a curtain out of a window
A picture of a man woman and child surrounded by flowers
A picture of an anxious looking woman with a bird sitting on her head
© Richard Nott
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