ART FOR ALZHEIMER'S


Art for Alzheimer’s is an exhibition with a difference. 

An official fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW sponsored by Warburn Estate wines, Art for Alzheimer’s seeks to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease who are residents of aged care homes, by increasing vitality and interest through the installation of art works. 

The exhibition will be officially opened by Alex Greenwich, NSW MP for Sydney, and Alzheimer’s Australia ambassador Jacqui Louez Schoorl on Thursday June 2.

Organised by Luisa Low, Art for Alzheimer’s is a tribute to her grandfather, Bruno Bellini, who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2005 when she was 15 years old.

It was when Bruno spent his final year in aged care, that she decided she wanted to do something to improve the lives of people living with the disease. To be able to look at such beautiful art is a privilege and one that Luisa has always believed should be shared – particularly those in similar situations to her grandfather Bruno.

20 works, each equally focused on colour, beauty and vitality, have been donated by prominent and up-and-coming Australian artists such as Ken Done, Warwick Fuller, Swetik Korzeniewski, Charmaine Pike, Annalisa Ferraris, Dan Kyle and Lucy O’Doherty. 

"Art and music have been shown to have a significantly positive impact for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Art for Alzheimer's supports the MCA and The University of Sydney's Artful Programme."

— Luisa Low, Founder, Art for Alzheimer's

Half of the works exhibited will be sold with the proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. The other half exhibited will be donated to various aged care homes across NSW, including Elizabeth Bay’s Lulworth House and Quaker's Hill Nursing Home which was tragically burnt down in 2011 – but has since been rebuilt.

"Whilst there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease - and there are no survivors - significant improvements can be made to those living with the disease. It is wrong to think that nothing can be done to ameliorate the lives of those with Alzheimer’s Disease."

"Following on from this exhibition, my plan is to coordinate an ongoing artwork donation system to aged care homes across the country."

— Luisa Low, Founder, Art for Alzheimer's