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Judi Parkinson

BVA, FA., BA (Psyc), MA (Hons) VA

Author, photographer and videographer of Share-Time Pictures’ DVD Movies, Picture Books & Activity Resources since 2005

I have over ten years experience working in group and a one-on-one capacity in the aged care industry. 
While working in nursing and Diversional therapy roles I felt there was a need for more appropriate videos and books for care-recipients.
There were few television programs suitable, whether through content or the interruption of loud advertisements.


The focus of my postgraduate studies in 2005 was to provide non-verbal imagery through generic audiovisuals, activities and books for
engagement and relaxation for care-recipients and care-givers to quietly share together.


‘Feel Good’ movies and books with images connected by a familiar theme that requires no comments, just spontaneous enjoyment and engagement.
My books and movies are unique in that they are more than just a collection of themed photographs.
Short visual stories are presented within the themes. Also included are step-by-step images of familiar actions to support recognition and reminiscence. 


Thank you for visiting Share-Time Pictures.




Coordinator Arts Connect Inc Open Studios Program (2016-17)
Vice President Arts Connect Inc (2016)
Newsletter Editor
Arts Connect Inc (2015-16)

Committee Member Arts Connect Inc (2013-17)


Flying Arts Alliance Inc
Queensland College of Art Griffith University Alumni Association  (1995 – Current)
Arts Connect Inc.




2006 Master of Arts with Second Class Honors Division A in Visual Art

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University

       Research Dissertation – The Evaluation of Engagement and Response to Images Prepared for

      People with Alzheimer’s disease – Assessed at Griffith University Faculties of Nursing and Psychology


2005 Recipient: Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

2005 Master of Arts in Visual Art (Photography)

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University


2003 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

        University of New England


1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art (Intermedia)

       Queensland College of Art Griffith University


Additional Studies


2013 Art and Alzheimer’s Training Certificate

        National Gallery of Australia – Gympie Regional Gallery


2002 Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment

       Aged Care Queensland


1994 Certificate – Introduction to Art Therapy

        University of Queensland 


-Understanding Dementia (Sir James McCusker Training Foundation,
-Workplace Health & Safety (10 modules)
-Accreditation Standards in Aged Care
-Psychopathology and Abnormal Behaviours in the Aged Client 
-Experiencing Dementia
Pine Rivers Regional Gallery
Solo Exhibitions – Window Installations
 2015  Whispers from My Soul
2014  Baby Boomer
2012  Yesterday’s Room
2011  VoVoView Images
The Use of photography and videography in creating media for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Arts Connect Inc. Artist’s Speak Out Forum, Maleny – with naturalist Steve Parish – 2 photographers with different passions October 2016

Article by Judi for Alzheimer’ USA – A Place for Mom 

Non-verbal books designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. December 2014 and 2015

The Vegetable Patch – 28 minute movie reviewed by The Australian Journal of Dementia Care more info

Forum Speaker: The Use of Photography and Visual Arts in Aged Care

Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine (Dec 2010)

Exhibitor and Speaker: SNAP – FIRST TAKE – HDV
Installation for Exhibition: Photomontage of Bloopers from the Share-Time Pictures film shoots – studio & on location
Guest Speaker: The Use of Photography and Videography in creating media for poeple with Alzhiemer’s and dementia. Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine (Dec 2010)

GONE FISHING DVD – movie review
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Newsletter (Sep 2010, p20)  Click here for the AANSW Newsletter

Article by Judi –the styles, subjects & composition of photography suitable for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Signpost Journal (Volume 15 No 1 June 2010) Practice Development Unit (Mental Health Services for Older People) of Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
The Creation of Non-verbal Communication Tools to Assist Social Interaction for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease  (p33)

Speaker – Topic: Using The Arts to Assist Communication During Recreation Times

Non-verbal Communication Tools for use with People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 4th International Conference on Creative Expression, Communication and Dementia, Arts, Ageing and Creativity Adelaide  Convention Centre, South Australia 22-23 Oct 2009

Speaker – Topic: Relieving the Endless Boredom

The Creation of Non-verbal Books to Assist Social Interaction for People with Alzheimer’s disease Ausmed Publications Aged Care Nursing 2009 Conference Brisbane -14-15 Sept 2009
This research was conducted by Judi Parkinson
In 2005 Judi commenced her research as a Master of Arts in Visual Art Postgraduate.
Her goal was to design audiovisuals and non-verbal books that would be suitable for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and memory loss and also frail aged people.
Importantly, this research supported literature indicating that people with AD may have some cognitive understanding even though they may not be able to verbally express themselves.
Three phases of practical research were conducted to determine images that would be appropriate in subject matter and engaging in visual information.
The Queensland College of Art Griffith University supported Judi in this research by approving courses and research
that she designed through the Special Studies options, providing research outside the visual arts program.
The theme of Lavender was selected for the research and product designs.
Phase 1 In addition to publication research, this phase investigated the Preferred Hobbies and Interests of people with  early-mid AD and mentally healthy older adults in the community.
These surveys were conducted through community groups, aged care facilities and day respite centres in the northern Brisbane suburbs.
Phase 2 was conducted in aged care facilities and day respite centres.
This stage investigated image styles and designs preferred by people with early-mid AD using a Paired Comparisons test with 8 different images on the one theme.
A 28minute DVD video, 10minute DVD video, Slide-Show CD, Memory Box and Non-verbal Book were created from the findings of Phases 1 and 2.
Video lengths were determined through literature publications and therapists’ consultations.
The aim is to provide optimum opportunities for engagement and interaction; to provide audiovisual DVDs that are versatile for activity programs but also facilitate the individual needs of different care-recipients on any given day.

Master of Arts in Visual Arts Postgraduates Exhibition 2005 
Queensland College of Art Griffith University Brisbane
Pictured:DVD movies, Slide-Show CD, Memory Box with Film Stills and Non-verbal Photo Book
Judi received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2005
Phase 3 of Judi’s research was conducted in 2006, as an Honours MAVA postgraduate degree.
Participating aged care facilities and dementia specific units recorded the responses of people with mid-late AD to the tools.
The primary two completed interventions, the non-verbal PhotoBook and the 10minute edition
of the DVD were presented in a one-on-one, quiet setting with a carer/observer.
Postgraduate Supervisors
Dr Joseph McDowall
Griffith University Lecturer and Psychologist
Dr Juanita Muller
Griffith University Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist 
Research Consultant
Dr Jane Crisp
Griffith University Lecturer [Retired] and Author: Keeping in Touch: with Someone who has Alzheimer’s disease (Ausmed Publications)
Judi’s MA(Hons)VA Honours Dissertation and Research Report assessment was conducted by lecturers at the
Griffith University Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Psychology at Nathan campus
In 2007 Judi was granted the Master of Arts with Second Class Honours, Division A in Visual Arts
The business name Share-Time Pictures was registered in April 2007.
This name was specifically chosen because it best states what the concept is behind our products.
They are for sharing –  for use as communication tools, whether verbal or non-verbal.
Our resources are specifically designed for people with Alzheimer’s Disease
and are suitable for people in care and aged care, also people with other dementia, including frail aged people.  
They are ideal for use as a group activity or one-on-one with a Diversional therapist, activities coordinator, carer or relative.

Judi has been creating non-verbal handmade Artist’s Books since the early 1990’s.

Some of these unique books have been purchased or exhibited by:

Selected Exhibitor, International Books.07 The Impossible Dream. Noosa Regional Gallery, Artists Book – The Perfect Wife –  photography, etching, mixed media, paraffin, craft icons & collage (Pictured)

The  State Library of Victoria, Purchased by Rare Printed Collections (2005) Artist Book – Jurassic Peli (historical information of the pelican) photography & collage

The State Library of Queensland, Purchased by The James Hardie Collection (2004) Artist Book – Perplexity (environmental hazards of the Gold Coast Pelican) photography & collage

Purchased by Private Artist Book Collector, Australia – The WeddingPelicans breeding habits – photography & collage

Selected Exhibitor, Queensland College of Art Griffith UniversityQCA ArtistCare Exhibition 1994 – Four-piece Artist Book – Child’s Play – photography, mixed media, collage