The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre Connections Art and Dementia Program

22 April 2014

…… seeks volunteers

The Gallery @ BACC is seeking committed volunteers to act as both facilitators and assistants during the running of its Connections Art and Dementia program.

Based on the National Gallery of Australia’s Art and Alzheimer’s Program, Connections is a free activity for people living with dementia and their carers.  Through informal and conversational tours of artwork, the program aims to improve well-being and connect participants in a shared activity through interpretation, memories and personal insights.

Mayor Cr Laurence Evans said that quality programs like Connections relies on ongoing community support:
"Council is very proud of the Connections program and the difference it can make to the lives of people living with dementia. The role of volunteers is vital to its ongoing success and so I encourage all community minded art lovers to get involved and support the program.  In doing so, we can reach out to even more people".

Professional training will be offered by National Gallery of Australia educators prior to commencement. 

If you can commit to at least three hours per fortnight plus two full days training on 3 and 4 June 2014 then The Gallery @ BACC wants to hear from you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a mutually rewarding and life-changing program.

For more information or to register your interest, phone The Gallery @ BACC on (03) 9592 0291 or email

Page last updated: 22 Apr 2014