Visual Arts and Older People: Exploring Models of Best Practice

Author: Sharon Goodlet

Artist Sharon Goodlet, has over 17 years’ experience in arts in health delivering visual art programmes for older people in hospitals, care homes and in palliative care. Sharon travelled to Australia and New York to explore models of best practice visiting a range of visual art programmes focused on older people in health, community and museum settings. The inspiring models featured in her report demonstrate how organisations are making visual art programmes accessible for older people, showcases their approaches and highlights how they are developing their programmes to benefit older people in ways that could be replicated in the UK.