With increasing evidence of the benefits of artistic creativity for people living with dementia neurologically, socially and emotionally, Ellie designed The Photobook Project as part of her Masters in Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University (2014-16).
If you would like to read more, we recommend reading Ellie’s paper ‘Creativity, Community and Connections’: Empowering people living with dementia through illustrative practice. You can find this on Intellect Books by clicking here.
Below is a timeline of academic events, awards and papers The Photobook Project has been involved in to date. If you are interested in the project featuring as part of an academic event, exhibition or publication, please contact Ellie on email@example.com.
Photo Credits: John Hersey
Completed an In Residence with The Inclusivity Project with Dr Victoria Tischler and Dr Shruti Raghuraman, creating an evidence base for a training programme for The Photobook Project
Awarded funding from the Ideas Fund to collaborate with University of Hull and Butterlies Memory Loss Support Group to research into the benefits of the arts
Keynote speaker at 2nd International Webinar on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation, “My Dementia Life Matters” and AMANZE film
Launch of AMANZE film at Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Arts and Health South West. You can watch this talk by clicking here
Premiere of AMANZE film with MSc Dementia staff and students at University of Hull
Featured in Living Well with Demenita module’s content on MSc Demenita at University of Hull
Commissioned by Art Licks to deliver ‘Together Apart’ with Next Steps, funded by Ryedale District Council
Awarded The Multipler with The Cares Family and UnLtD. You can read more and watch a video about The Multiplier by clicking here
Selected artist and project for ‘Synthesisa’, a project with Plymouth University and Cultivator Cornwall. You can find out more about this project by clicking here
Featured in The Daiwa Foundation’s Annual Review, “Pass the Baton!” which you can view by clicking here - see page 24 for “Pass the Baton!”
Speaker at Engaging Demenita’s 12th International Dementia Conference, Dublin. “The Photobook Project: A creative framework empowering people living with dementia”
Published paper in peer reviewed journal Illustrating Mental Health, Illustration Research. “Creativity, Community and Connections: Empowering people living with dementia through creative illustrative practice”. You can purchase this journey by clicking here
Speaker at lllustrating Mental Health, University of Worcestor. “Pass the Baton!”
“Only Connect!” A community symposium about the benefits of intergenerational practice and research. Talk about The Photobook Project opened the conference
“Pass the Baton!” residency across Japan with the Dementia Friendship Club’s project Run Tomo, funded by The Daiwa Foundaton
Observations in Nature Exhibition at Potager Garden, Constantine. As part of Sensory Trust, funded by the Arts Council. Read more about Creative Spaces and Observations in Nature by clicking here
Winner of Jean’s Dementia Fund, Penryn Memory Cafe, supporting attendance for international conferences (stated above)
Plenary Speaker at 12th International Conference on Vascular Dementia, Stockholm. “Creativity, Community & Connections: Empowering people with dementia through artistic practice”
Convenor & Plenary Speaker at 11th International Conference on Vascular Dementia, Amsterdam. “Creativity, Community & Connections: Empowering people with dementia through artistic practice”
Winner of Creative Investment Grant from Cultivator Cornwall to speak at 11th International Conference on Vascular Dementia, Amsterdam & 12th International Conference on Alzeimer Rehabilitation, Stockholm
Speaker at ‘Chaos’ forum, Falmouth University. “Hello Neighbour!”
Published “Hello Neighbour!” with Atlantic Press Books
Exhibitor of “Hello Neighbour!” at “So you think you know where you’re going?” at Enys Gardens, Penryn. Curated by Cultivator, Cornwall
Exhibition at Studio E Old Shop Studios in Falmouth of Observations at Ashridge Field School with Amy Goodwin. Funded by Cultivator, Cornwall
Artist in residence at Humanitas, Deventer titled ‘Hello Neighbour!”. Funded by the Arts Council Interational Development Fund
As an Associate Lecturer at Manchester School of Art on ‘Contextual Practice’, BA Illustraton & Graphic Design, Ellie delivered a lecture about The Photobook Project
University of Gloucester, MA Illustration. Lecture delivered about The Photobook Project, focusing on The Happy Wanderers
Exhibitior & winner of ‘Hope & Renewal’ Photography Competition in Exeter, UK. Pink Ladies from 8. Sound at Gossmoor, Observations by the Happy Wanderers
Exhibitior & speaker at Embodied Cartographies, Fringe Arts Bath. “Observations by the Happy Wanderers”
Speaker at ‘Beyond Words’ Conference, Plymouth University. “Why are we going around in circles?”
Visiting Lecturer at Falmouth University, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice. Running turorials, workshops and delivering lecture about socially engaged practice, including The Photobook Project.
Volunteer with the Sensory Trust, with the ‘Happy Wanderers’: walking group for people living with dementia and their carers.
International Illustration Conference ‘Shaping the View’, Edinburgh College of Art. “Why are we going around in circles?”