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  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 7190 Great Eastern Highway Mundaring, WA, 6073 Australia (map)
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JOAN JOHNSON

A loved one with dementia. The emotions swirl, the innate pursuit of evocative responses obsesses the mind. Is this person just a shell? Or are there thoughts and feelings within? In this exhibition Johnson explores the roller-coaster relationship between carer and dementia patient - a relationship torn apart by the differing brain behaviours of each participant. Will there ever be a cure? In the meantime, the determination to find a flicker of recognition or a smile conjuring memories of the person’s past, showing they are present, becomes the fundamental quest.

OPENING FRI 19 JUL 7PM - 8.30PM

TUE - FRI 10AM - 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM

MEDIA RELEASE >

Joan Johnson Artist talk Sun 28 July >

Image: Joan Johnson, Missing pieces? – It’s so puzzling (detail), 2019, cardboard and Perspex

Earlier Event: May 24
The Face of Fingerprints
Later Event: July 19
Princeon