Thursday, 22 January 2015

We need your words!

Emma Jarvis of Hospital Arts at the Norfolk And Norwich Hospital has asked Words And Women to help with finding words and phrases which can be used in art work to transform the Hospital’s Gynaecology Outpatients Department. As you can see from the photograph rooms in the department currently look very businesslike and unwelcoming.

Gynaecology is the branch of physiology and medicine which deals with the functions of and diseases specific to the reproductive system. The Gynaecology Outpatients department offers a range of general and specialised Gynaecological clinics. 

There is no specific age range of those who visit the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Gynaecology department.  Those that visit may be attending for both diagnosis and treatments. 

It is generally understood that any ailment of the reproduction organs can pose specific and intimate sensitivities which can vary greatly from individual to individual.  Visiting the department can be quite stressful for patients therefore the hospital wishes to offer the best caring environment to assist with reducing this stress.

The Artworks

Vicki and Jo of Print To The People will be working on this project with Hospital Arts.  All of Words And Women’s competition flyers and posters are designed by Vicki, so we know the project is in safe and talented hands! Vicki and Jo intend to create beautiful visual pieces on both walls and ceiling panels which will be calming and relaxing, and will offer a talking point in each room. They want to base their work around words and phrases to which they’ll apply different print processes, adding colour and other detailing. First of all though they need words and phrases. Ideally any words of wisdom, empowering words for women by women, statements, Haikus, quotes, facts. Emma says they’re particularly looking for words associated with positivity, reassurance, self-worth, femininity, empowerment.

Please help this worthwhile project and send any words or phrases which you think would be appropriate to This is a Words And Women email address; we will then forward your contributions to Emma.

With many thanks for your help in advance.
Words And Women hopes to give you updates on this project as it progresses.

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