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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Connecting with our community, test your art knowledge and more…



Bayside Arts

This week, we share one of our experiences of how art is helping the community during these times. We hear more from our Changing Faces, Reframing Women in Local Democracy participants and we have a quiz to test your knowledge of Bayside’s art history.

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We have been working with a number of Aged Care Facilities in Bayside to continue the Connections program during lockdown. The program provides a unique opportunity for people living with dementia to connect, interpret and express experiences through art works during a discussion-based tour of an exhibition. While Bayside Gallery is closed, our team are successfully connecting with residents online. The sessions are run by Gallery staff and dedicated volunteers.

Connections is open to people living with dementia in residential care facilities, who can regularly attend across a series of four weekly tours with gallery staff. Note, carers from the residential care facilities must be present at all times.

Sessions usually run on Wednesday or Thursday, 10.30am – 11.30am.

Our Monthly Community Connections: Art + Dementia is open to people living with dementia at home, all are welcome to attend with their carers.

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Changing Faces – Reframing Women in Local Democracy

Hear from the inspiring participants on why gender equality is important to them.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in running for Bayside City Council, register your interest here.

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Collection Quiz

Over the next few months, we will be bringing you some short quizzes about the many objects in the Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection.

Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.