Hearth Gallery / Oriel Yr Aelwyd - The Dementia Darnings by Jenni Dutton

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

The next Hearth Gallery exhibition will be Dementia Darnings by multi-media artist Jenni Dutton. In this body of work, Jenni responds to her mother’s dementia diagnosis by using stitching to re-create portraits of her mum from old photo albums. The exhibition has toured extensively in the UK and travelled to Europe, and China. This will be the first time it’s shown in Wales and the Hearth Gallery are proud to host it.

Meet the Artist Sessions: 5, 6, 18 May, 6 & & June, 12pm at the Hearth Gallery.

Jenni will also be joined by her daughter, Briony Goffin, who will deliver creative writing workshops - Writing as Tribute. Inspired by the Dementia Darnings exhibition, this warm and welcoming creative writing workshop will explore the power of Writing as Tribute. With support and guidance from writer and tutor, Briony Goffin, participants will be given opportunity to write a tribute to someone special in their lives in the form of a simple list poem. No previous writing experience required, and all writing materials provided.

This workshop also takes its inspiration from Briony Goffin’s TED talk, Writing as an Act of Tribute, in which Briony uses the form of the list poem to honour her grandmother, Gladys Dutton, the subject of the artwork in the Dementia Darnings exhibition. This project has created opportunity for mother and daughter’s work to overlap, and to bring three generations of women back together again.


    • Wed 4th May 2022 to Mon 13th June 2022


The Hearth Gallery - Oriel Yr Aelwyd
Ground Floor, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough, CF64 2XX

Start time:

09:00 AM


All day