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World Alzheimer's Day: Crafting Care Workshops

21 September 2023
12.30pm – 2.30pm AEST
Level 5, Main UNSW Library
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The top left shows an outline of a hand sewn into calico fabric, with scissors and thread lying on the fabric to the right

On World Alzheimer's Day, artist Michele Elliot will lead a workshop that explores ideas of care and caregiving through craft. Work created in the session will form part of a collaborative artwork that will evolve throughout the exhibition Care is a relationship, showing at UNSW Library Exhibition Space.

All materials will be provided. No sewing skills required.

Workshop is free (registration required), and morning/afternoon tea will be provided. Everyone is welcome, we particularly encourage those who are carers or caregivers to attend. If you require any adjustments to participate in this workshop, please contact

Workshop sessions:
Thursday, 21 September, 12.30-2.30pm
Wednesday, 18 October, 11am-1pm

Visitors can also drop-in during these artist-in-residence sessions (no bookings required): 
Tuesday, 19 September, 10am-3pm
Tuesday, 26 September, 10am-3pm
Tuesday, 24 October, 10am-3pm
Tuesday, 7 November, 10am-3pm

Location: UNSW Main Library, Seminar Room 506 (off the Level 5 Exhibitions Space)


Care is a relationship is an exhibition that draws on research projects led by the Arts-based Knowledge Translation Lab at Black Dog Institute, the Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform of Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE, and UNSW’s 3C (Career Coaching for Carers) program. Each explores different aspects of care, and the social, emotional and environmental relationships at the heart of health and wellbeing. Part exhibition, part interactive makerspace, the project invites audiences to learn about and share experiences - from caring for a loved one with dementia, caring for our own and others mental health, to caring for country in the face of climate collapse.

UNSW is located on the unceded territory of the Bedegal (Kensington campus), Gadigal (City and Paddington Campuses) and Ngunnawal peoples (UNSW Canberra) who are the Traditional Owners of the lands where each campus of UNSW is situated.

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