IWK Health Centre
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has worked with Child Life Services at the IWK Health Centre since 2003. This collaboration enables Child Life and Gallery staff to offer innovative visual art workshops for children, teens, and families in addition to curatorial projects. An upcoming exhibition at IWK Health Centre is Autism Arts 2012, and Express ARThritis with Oscar & Friends.
AUTISM NOVA SCOTIA
Developed with Autism Nova Scotia with the generous support of The Craig Foundation and The Windsor Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia offers a diverse range of programs for children, youth, and adults with autism.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is partnering with the Arthritis Society to further enhance programming for the Maud Lewis Gallery. As a young child, Maud was afflicted with juvenile arthritis. Her tiny house and artwork continues to bring great joy to thousands of visitors throughout the world. An artist-facilitated workshop series this past year, inspired by Maud, resulted in a beautiful exhibition of the children's art called ARThritis Express with Oscar & Friends. The works are now on display at AGNS and will soon be seen at the IWK Health Centre.
The Berkeley – a residence for seniors in Halifax
This program, developed with The Berkeley in fall 2007, provided art workshops at the residence for seniors with alzheimers. Workshops were offered in painting, drawing, textiles, printmaking, and sculpture. The following shows some of the works created through this program.
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia