The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Our inaugural Imagination Network project was inspired by a series of short stories written by a group of Good Samaritan Canada Christenson Village residents who were living with dementia. These stories were written using the Timeslips method, a story creation process developed by University of Milwaukee Professor Anne Basting, that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. The process uses evocative photographs as a launching point for a creative exercise in which a group of individuals—both living with and with-out dementia—construct a story surrounding the image.
In collaboration with a team of professional artists, volunteers (consisting of caregivers, family, seniors and community members) participants selected four of these stories to work with. Over a period of three weeks, this same group designed and created installations, songs and short performances inspired by these stories.
Special thanks to our sponsors and funders whose ongoing contributions have made this project possible.