Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Happy Christmas!


Wishing everyone who's reading, a hugely enjoyable Christmas, and all the wonders that a new year can bring! Hope it's a good one for you and yours.

This year Christmas is going to the dogs...








Graphic Recording, north London


This was a workshop held by Healthwatch, to consult with the local community in Enfield to gather ideas and feed back to healthcare providers which services to bring closer to home. 

Top subjects were mental health services and blood tests, but there were a spread of other subjects and a very vocal deaf community who demanded access to information - as without this people aren't getting the support they need.


The Exchange Network - poster design


This was a collaborative piece illustrated to share a brilliant idea: let's pool the shared knowledge of patients, clinicians, researchers and carers. 

The group meet regularly to cross-examine and raise their awareness, and ultimately to improve patient care. Inspiring work!



On 28th November, this won best poster at The National Institute for Health Research's conference: Involve 21.

http://www.invo.org.uk/current-work/

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Amnesty International, Bristol


Our continuing quest to find out more from the supporters of Amnesty - how can the structure of the organisation change and what are the reasons that make people take action? Bristol's workshop was held on a boat, but at the next event in London we'll be back on solid ground!

Facilitation by Jo Shaw from Human Thinkers:








Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Amnesty International in Manchester


I've been asked to capture some investigative workshops held by Amnesty across the country - the first one was in Manchester earlier this month.

A lovely bunch of people with some great ideas on how we can all 'Be Amnesty'. Very inspiring.

Thanks to Jo from Human Thinkers for skilfully facilitating the sessions, drawing out the themes and helping people talk about what makes them tick:










Sunday, 24 September 2017

Southbank Printmakers Collective, Gabriel's Wharf, London


I'm really happy to say that I'm now a member of this printmaker's gallery on the south bank in London. Gabriel's Wharf is just next to the Oxo tower on the southbank, a short hop along from the Tate Modern.

My work is on display here and can be bought at the gallery.

http://www.southbankprintmakers.com/sandra-howgate





Friday, 8 September 2017

Moorfields Eye Hospital, Graphic Recording, London


I was asked by the New Citizenship Project to attend a patient and clinician consultation on behalf of Moorfields Eye Hospital. 

The information gathered is being used by Moorfields to create a patient toolkit, to be shared throughout the eye care teams across the UK. Some very inspirational stories and wonderful people were present.



This image of me drawing the image was used in Moorfields most recent annual report.


Thanks to the NCP, plus Karen Reeves from Moorfields for asking me to get involved:
https://www.newcitizenship.org.uk/