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Hepatitis See
Community Art and Digital Photography Project

#HepatitisSee

Art is created by and is for everyone.

A picture can tell a thousand words. Use yours to challenge stigma: harness your personal creativity and transform how we think about hepatitis C.

This project uses visual art to bring together and connect people living with hepatitis C and to highlight the issues which people living with the virus face every day.



 

This World Hepatitis Day we are planning an arts and photography project and competition. This will be a platform for people affected by hepatitis C to express how they experience attitudes of others towards them and, importantly, how they view themselves. By using art as a medium, we aim to visualise identity and stigma and how it affects people living with viral hepatitis in Scotland.

The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework has five overarching national outcomes, one of these outcomes being:

"A society where the attitudes of individuals, the public, professionals and the media in Scotland towards sexual health and blood borne viruses are positive, non-stigmatising and supportive."

 

National Art Competition and Community Art Workshops



 

Blank canvas? We'll be running free community art workshops in different locations across Scotland, led by experienced artists who will support you to put your ideas to paper. The workshops will be relaxed, with all levels of experience welcome. If you feel that drawing a stickman is all you can achieve, a stickman can speak volumes! Come along to meet other people, get creative, and learn new skills while challenging stigma.

Click the links below to see details of art workshops in your area:

Forth Valley
Lanarkshire
Lothian
Tayside

Prizes will be awarded on World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017. Prizes include:

      

• 2 x 2 people tours around Scotland, courtesy of Rabbie's Tours
• 5 x Art on a Postcard postcards, courtesy of Hepatitis C Trust

You'll have ownership of your art. If you'd like, you can choose to submit your artwork for public display at a national exhibition and workshop event at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow on 18 and 19 July, with a further exhibition date at GoMA on World Hepatitis Day on 28 July (see below).

If you do choose to display your art, you will need to sign a release and consent form, as well as provide a title for your artwork, and a description about what this image says about identity and stigma (maximum 500 words).

 

National Exhibition for World Hepatitis Day
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


A National Art and Photography Event and Exhibition will take place on 18 and 19 July, and on World Hepatitis Day on 28 July.

We'd like to invite you to join us at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow to view all Hepatitis See artwork and photography and to get involved in our public engagement event.

18 and 19 July, 10am - 5pm

View the artists' work within a wider public participation event which will explore questions of stigma around hepatitis C.

Get creative in free art and photography workshops, learn about (and add a splash of colour to) viruses, help decorate a 7 foot aluminium C and explore the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

28 July, World Hepatitis Day, 11am - 5pm

Join us on World Hepatitis Day for a final exhibition of all artwork and photography produced for Hepatitis See, and for the award ceremony at 2pm!

To view the full poster, click here.

 

National Photography Competition



 

From 5 June to 14 July 2017, we are seeking entries of digital photography submissions from people affected by hepatitis C in Scotland.

The photograph that you submit should represent how you experience attitudes of others towards you and/or how you view yourself as someone living with hepatitis C.

You'll also have the option to showcase your photography at the National Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, alongside other artwork.

1. Each submission can be uploaded on this webpage from 5 June until 14 July.
2. You must sign a consent form and a media release before submitting your photo.
3. Each entry must have a title and a description about what this image says about identity and stigma (maximum 500 words).
4. The subject of the photo must be of you, or how you view yourself with hepatitis C.
5. One winner, gathered from public votes on the 18 and 19 July, will be announced on 28 July 2017 (World Hepatitis Day) and will be awarded £250 digital photography vouchers.

Read the Terms and Conditions, and download the consent form and media release.

The competition is now closed.

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This campaign is a partnership in Scotland between:

Hepatitis ScotlandWaverley CareAddactionPositive HelpThe Hepatitis Trust

Our NHS partners are:

In partnership with NHS GrampianIn partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and ClydeIn partnership with NHS LanarkshireIn partnership with NHS LothianIn partnership with NHS Forth ValleyIn partnership with NHS FifeIn partnership with MCN

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