Scarred FOR Life Photography Exhibition

Morton, L. (Contributor)

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Description

Photography exhibition created by Jenny Kumar & Caroline Wilson & Liza Morton, on behalf of The Somerville Foundation. Fashion & portrait photographer Kirsty Anderson captured portraits of eight adults, each born with a heart condition, to help change the perception that scars should be hidden away. As well as telling the story of a population hidden in plain sight, the portrait exhibition aims to empower survivors & raise awareness of the unique needs of adults with congenital heart disease. Launched at Glasgow's prestigious Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in February 2015, the exhibition has since toured several venues including the Golden Jubilee National Hospital home to the Scottish Congenital Cardiac Service, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, The Scottish Parliament, The British Cardiovascular Society Symposium at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and The British Heart Foundation Scotland’s conference at Wolfson Medical School Building, Glasgow University. This project has been well received by the public and received national media attention including a five page spread in the ‘Saturday Herald’ magazine and coverage on the STV and BBC Scotland News. Due to its success, it has since been replicated across the UK. As a project which uses Art informed by psychology it has also been reported in ‘The Psychologist ’.
Period2015
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • Scarred FOR Life
  • congenital Heart Disease
  • patient advocacy
  • medical psychology