Art to promote dementia
VITAL WORK: Justine Alison, Shevindi De Motti and Agnes Tapim A NEW poster competition in Townsville is aiming to raise dementia awareness. The community-wide Dementia Awareness Poster Competition is being conducted by the Townsville Intercultural Centre to raise public awareness of dementia, and to support sufferers, their families and carers.
Dementia is a cognitive disorder which affects memory, attention, language, and problem solving, and affects more than 250,000 Australians.
The Townsville Intercultural Centre is inviting everyone to enter their best artwork to promote awareness of the debilitating disease.
The centre’s director, Dr Farvardin Daliri, said entries closed on March 24, with the poster to be 30 x 40cm ( A3) in size and in full colour.
The winning entry will be printed and distributed to organisations and schools statewide, with the winning artist to receive a $ 200 cash prize and a five-day family pass to this year’s Cultural Fest, to be held August 17-21. For more information, contact the centre on 4772 4800.