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Hepatitis See
Community Art and Digital Photography Project

#HepatitisSee

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."

 

Photo by Jim ByrnePhoto by Jim Byrne, www.beginnersguidephotography.com


For World Hepatitis Day 2017, the HepCScot partnership planned an arts and photography project and competition, through which people affected by hepatitis C were invited to express how they experienced attitudes of others towards them and, importantly, how they viewed themselves. By using art as a medium, the project aimed to visualise identity and stigma and how these affect people living with viral hepatitis in Scotland.

Free community art workshops, led by experienced artists, took place in Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Tayside, where people affected by hepatitis C were supported to explore key themes and express their ideas through a variety of artistic medium.

An art and photography exhibition and public engagement event was held at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow on 18 and 19 July, with art and photography workshops, a virus colouring-in station, decoration of big aluminium Cs, and a public/supervised injecting installation taking place.

A final exhibition took place on World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, with a prize ceremony for the art and photography sections of the project. Prizes included Scotland bus tours courtesy of Rabbie’s Tours, Art on a Postcard artworks, and £250 worth of digital photography vouchers donated by the late Alex Murray, a keen photographer and founding member of The National Hepatitis C Patient Forum.

We'd like to thank all of the artists who participated for their great work and who made Hepatitis See a success, as well as the organisations and individuals who supported this event.

Watch the summary video of Hepatitis See here

Watch the public opinion video of Hepatitis See here

View the photos from Hepatitis See here

Read the article about Hepatitis See, "Living with hepatitis C", from Marc Niebel, Research Technician at the University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, here

 

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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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