Can art influence our mental state?

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Can art influence our mental state?

Art seems to impact us all in different ways.
But how does it do that? How does art impact our minds?
Art-in-Mind at the Parade Tower of Kilkenny Castle delves into this fascinating subject thanks to the people in the Butler Gallery.
It begins at 6.30pm on Thursday and finishes at 8pm.
But can art influence our mental state?
And does science affect the process of art making?
Building on the success of ‘Art in Mind’ in 2017, the Butler Gallery will examine the science of nature, the science of art and how nature inspires both art and science.
With a fascinating panel of artists, natural scientists and psychologists, live experiments and lots of conversation, this event will highlight the connections between science and art,
It should give you a deeper appreciation of the value of creativity on our minds.
Contributors for ‘Art in Mind’ Kilkenny include award winning Garden Designer, Paul Martin; CoisCéim Broadreach Director and Choreographer, Philippa Donnnella and Misha Curzon from The Eden Project.
The event will be hosted by Scientist and Artist, Niamh Shaw.
Entry is free, but pre-booking is required and there will be refreshments.
Living with dementia
The Butler Gallery invites people living with dementia and their family, friends or professional carers to visit our current exhibition by Martin Healy, The Augury, to look and discuss with others in a safe and welcoming environment.
What to Expect? A trained facilitator will create a warm atmosphere that encourages conversation, where each person gets to enjoy the engagement at their own pace and in their own way. Participants can expect a seated tour of the gallery with time given to experiencing a selection of work from the exhibition.
The tour ends with a cup of tea or coffee in the Castle Tea Rooms, just next to the Butler Gallery.

Accessibility
Please note, the Butler Gallery is located down a flight of steps in the basement of Kilkenny Castle.
Unfortunately there is no step-free access and is therefore unsuitable for people who use a wheelchair or have mobility difficulties.
If you are thinking of coming along, feel free to contact Pauline or Hollie on 056 7761106 to talk through any ideas, thoughts or concerns before your visit.