Research

What We Perceive 2022

Oral History of a Welsh Journalist & Broadcaster

Researching the ageing process through word, text and oral recordings.
Associate Artist 2020 - 2021

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea Wales UK

Researching accessibility, diversity & equality in the Arts
 


Age & Legacy 2018 Short 10:52 mins Collaboration Sheree Murphy & Rich Thair Arts Council of Wales - Research & Development Grant

Exploring Dementia Through Sight & Sound

Age & Legacy is an arts installation exploring dementia through sight and sound, in collaboration with musician, Rich Thair.

My late grandmother passed away from dementia in 2014 and this body work is my testimony to how it felt, to witness my Nan’s slow decline.

Inspired by the quotation, ‘All the world’s a stage’ (taken from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It), the project contains a message that storytelling and its shared experience is fundamental to our identity & life experiences. I witnessed dementia steal my Nan’s thoughts, memories and mobility, but I knew she was still alive inside.

Age & Legacy is about not being scared to speak out and break the stigma of dementia, and empower people to talk. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales and supported by The Pontardawe Arts Centre.

“Very Moving, would be a great match to coincide with a sensory garden.”

— KIRSTIE RICHARDS (NEATH PORT TALBOT AREA COORDINATOR) 

All art work produced by Sheree Murphy