Emily Veale
They Don't Wrinkle

My artistic practice is immersed directly within the field of dementia care, employing a socially engaged approach within care home environments. As pedagogy, this practice offers a fertile ground for the residents of these care homes to develop critical thinking through learning-by-doing, even if only for that moment in time. Along with creating work together, these encounters provide a secure space encouraging friendship and solidarity to flourish. The practice strives to implement and re-establish a sense of inclusion for those who may feel deprived of it, a space to express their voice through creativity.

Teaching Placements and Community Partners

Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Co. Dublin & Kinvara Nursing Home, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education

1 of 5 - "Go Hálainn." Acrylic on paper by participant M.H.
2 of 5- " Moon Rising Over Bray Beach." Felt pen and pencil on paper by participant E.H.
3 of 5- "Sketch of the Hills." Felt pen on paper by participant S.N.
4 of 5- "Portrait of a Young Soldier." Felt pen on paper by participant S.O'B.
5 of 5- "Work in Progress" photograph of participant M.H painting a landscape.