Ahead of World Hepatitis Day this year, the HepCScot partnership is running a community art and digital photography competition, using visual art as a means to bring together and connect people living with hepatitis C and to highlight the issues which people living with the virus face every day.
As part of this, Hepatitis Scotland (HepCScot.org) are running community art workshops, led by experienced artists, in different locations around Scotland. Workshops are currently available in Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Tayside, with a further two at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (details to come). The workshops will assist people affected by hepatitis C to draw or paint a self-portrait, helping to visualise issues around identity and stigma, and how it affects people living with hepatitis C in Scotland. The workshops will be relaxed, with all levels of experience welcome. Art is a personal journey that ranges from stickmen to the Mona Lisa. Entry to the competition is not limited to those attending the art workshops.
A National Photography Competition will also be running with the same theme. Participants can upload their entries on the HepCScot.org/HepatitisSee site.
Prizes will be awarded on World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017. Prizes include:
All participants of both competitions will have ownership of their art. They can choose to submit their artwork for a public display at a national event organised by Hepatitis Scotland (details to be confirmed).
If you are living with or affected by hepatitis C, we’d love for you to join us on an artistic journey to express how you experience attitudes of others towards you, and more importantly, how you view yourself.
If you know or work with people who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C please share this opportunity with them, and to your networks.
Visit www.hepcscot.org/HepatitisSee for further information.