Image shown: A body of artwork and feedback from 'Got it' - creative workshops and conversations.

Anam Beo Arts and Health Organisation is currently exhibiting ‘Got it?’ at Tullamore Library, a health literacy and collaborative community art project. There will be a special viewing on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 4pm with background information and an opportunity to discuss themes arising from the project.

Health Literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health.

Artists Julie Spollen and Rowena Keaveny believe that a picture combined with readable type may counteract information overload to allow focus on healthcare narratives.

They aimed to test this hypothesis by asking… ‘What is the best way to clearly communicate necessary healthcare information?’

This project and artwork is about communication, collaboration, health literacy and expression. The artwork and postcards are informed by participants during creative workshops on Anam Beo’s Advocacy for Older Persons’ Project. ‘Got it?’ will be on view at Tullamore Library throughout January 2019.

The project exhibit and outcomes highlight the need for greater care and thought towards how important health information is relayed to older people. Working with regional libraries the project will be disseminated further in 2019.

Anam Beo, an arts, health and wellbeing organisation based in County Offaly, has been interacting and communicating with people of different abilities since 2005 with over 13,472 workshop attendances in the growing demographic of the over 55s.


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