Melbourne artist Jessamy Gee visited Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Beulah in November to graphically record community memories of its health service.
Rural Northwest Health commissioned Jessamy to inspire individual memories and make illustrations for a visual data base for RNH 125 years celebrations in March.
Jessamy is the founder of Melbourne company Think In Colour and has worked with many leading companies and organisations including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, Hub Melbourne, Boston Consulting Group, Hertz, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
She communicates complex ideas in simple, artistic and accessible ways through graphic recording and illustration. Graphic Recording” describes the process of visually capturing and organising information in a meaningful and engaging way and in real time.
RNH CEO Catherine Morley said Jessamy’s visit was a huge success.
“We wanted to gain as many great memories of health services from the RNH region as possible and I believe we achieved that,” Ms Morley said.
“It was a unique opportunity that our region had never experienced before and there were many former staff members and former patients who got involved,” she said.
“Graphic recording is a very exclusive industry so we were very fortunate to have Jessamy’s services.”