Scotland’s finest artists have donated exclusive paintings, prints, drawings, photographs…and even a T-shirt to be exhibited and sold to raise funds for Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, formerly PHACE Scotland, which is now part of the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.
The exhibition ‘Positive Pictures: Scotland’s Artists on HIV’ sees a diverse mix of the best artists in Scotland communicating their thoughts and feelings on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both in Scotland and across the globe. The work will be exhibited at Glasgow’s most exciting new gallery space and café Art De Caf and will run from Thursday 23rd November until Friday 1st December, World AIDS Day.
Artists have come forward from a variety of avenues including some of Glasgow’s top creative spaces such as Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Print Studio, Streetlevel Gallery, WASPS Studios and Art Exposure gallery, the list includes:
David Shrigley, Anne-Marie Copestake, Brian Fischbacher
Catherine Drain, Rachel Sharp, Rory Donaldson
Lin Lee, Tian Miller, Janie Nicol
David Bellingham, Amy Whiten, Alistair Wyllie
Carol Anne Howitt, Stefka O’Doherty, Ali Hendrick
Fiona Wilson, John Butler, Clara Ursitti
Joe Hendry, Rob Churm
Popular artist David Shrigley, commented “I am very happy to be helping the work of THT Scotland. Their work in raising awareness of HIV and providing support for people living with HIV is vital”.
Visitors to the gallery are invited to purchase their favourite piece at any time during the exhibition. All funds raised will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, the main provider of HIV support and prevention services in the West of Scotland, Grampian, and Highland.
National Director for Scotland at THT Susan Macdonald said “This is an exciting first for us. Our exhibition is giving both established and young artists an opportunity to display their individual skills and styles whilst raising issues around HIV in Scotland and across the world. I hope that everyone will be as excited as we are and come along to see Glasgow’s first HIV specific exhibition for Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and buy some wonderful art”