JonJo Elliott writes: I have just completed a
project for De Montfort University which may be
of interest to your readers.
I'm a professional artist living in Kibworth and
have exhibited my art in New York and London
this year. I'm also De Montfort University's art
and culture project manager, where I create and
deliver arts based projects such as the weekly
Saturday art clubs I run in Leicester, These
regularly see 100 people engaging with the arts.
I was asked by the university to create an
artwork which would raise awareness of dementia
and its effects on people and their families.
Over the last six months I’ve collected 300
photographic images of people’s hands holding
objects which are very personal to them. These
‘Objects of Reference’ can be used by dementia
patients to trigger memories from their past, so
I had the idea to collect as many images as
possible which I then digitally collaged into a