1 Jan - 31 May

During gallery closure, we have been continuing to work with our Generate group for people with dementia remotely, with a weekly WhatsApp group, telephone calls and posting of art materials. To find out more, Click Here. 


Generate provides life enhancing art sessions for people with dementia. They are led by artists who support folk to develop their skills and creativity at whatever level they are at. My Mum loves coming here [Aspex] and always leaves in a great mood.

- Jacqui, Carer (2018)

Generate is an inclusive arts workshop for people with dementia.

Generate emerged from a research project with the University of Portsmouth which aimed to explore how visual arts workshops could benefit the lives of people with dementia.

The sessions provide a comfortable environment for participants to learn new arts and crafts skills, supported by artists Roy Eneas and Abi Wheeler, whilst enjoying a weekly sociable activity. 

Since it’s creation in 2015, the group have produced four exhibitions at Aspex. Original member Barbara Bessant also became our artist-in-residence, producing on-site paintings throughout August 2016.

The workshops are supported by The Rayne Foundation and Arts Council England through the Catalyst:Evolve programme. 

Aspex is proud to be #FantasticforFamilies thanks to the Family Arts Standards. Click here to find out more.

Take part

The workshops run every Friday, from 10.30 to 12.30hrs and are completely free. Participants will also be given tea, coffee and cake from our cafe partners, Bread Addiction.

 A separate self-run group for carers takes place alongside the sessions in the cafe space. We encourage carers to join this group and use the opportunity to take part in some essential respite and share stories. 

We are also selling digital prints of original artwork created by the group. Pick yours up from our in-house Craft Shop!

For more information or to book a place, please email or call the gallery on 02392 778080.