The 9th annual South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition 

The South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition (SYDCAE) is an annual opportunity for people affected by dementia to showcase their talents.  The exhibition starts on Monday 26th June and will be held at Sheffield Cathedral. Gracie film image

The theme for this year is 'Places and Times'.  As you look around your exhibition you will see and read how this has been interpreted by various people with a diagnosis of dementia, families, care practitioners and members of the public.  Dementia should make us all think and the exhibition is intended to do just that. Not by scaring you with numbers or promising you a cure: but instead by prompting you to consider how similar we all are in what we experience, what we hope for, where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, remember or regret.

Places and Times image

We shall have an array of creative artwork on display from people affected by or thinking about dementia in South Yorkshire, including local school children. 

Here are some other highlights of SYDCAE 2017:

Monday: 1300-1600: Dementia Futures 2017 - 5 University of Sheffield PhD students present their work in plain English

Tuesday: 1315-1500: Screening of 'Gracie' and Q&A with Actor and Director Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Thursday: 1430-1600: 'Moments in Time': poetry reading session with people with dementia reading their original work, as well as readings from Diane Hinchliffe and John Killick

Here, at the South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition, we hope that you will think again about dementia, and give credit where credit is due for the skills, abilities and insights people retain or develop, despite or because of the changed but equal lives they lead.

A selection of images from SYDCAE 2017 are contained within the SYDCAE 2017 Exhibition Brochure which you can view from the download link on this page but you will see that there is far more than this on display around Sheffield Cathedral. 

We hope you can make it.