Inside/Out Art Exhibition

We’re delighted that our Inside/Out art exhibition launches tomorrow at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

Pieces of creative work produced by service users from across Waverley Care will be on display.

Two writers and a photographer worked in collaboration with various Waverley Care groups to help individuals express through imagery and writing what it feels like to live with HIV or Hepatitis C in Scotland today.

Lynda Graham, Inside/Out Project Coordinator, said: “For many individuals this was the first time they had been involved in creative workshops and they have produced a wonderful selection of work which expresses their emotions and experience including, looking to the future, living with stigma and secrets, finding support, identity and body image.”

Claire Askew, one of the writers involved in the project, said: “Being involved with Inside/Out was a massive learning curve for me.  The participants taught me that although things are getting gradually easier for people who live with a blood-borne virus, there is still a lot we need to do to raise awareness among people who are unaffected by HIV or Hepatitis C.”

She added: “I’m confident that all the amazing work done by the participants is a big step towards that. I am really proud to have met so many great people, and helped them to share their vital stories.”

The project was funded by Creative Scotland and the exhibition will run until December 13.

The Traverse Theatre is located at 10 Cambridge Street.