Artist Alix de Bretagne and Wandsworth Oasis have teamed up to commemorate the 30th World Aids Day on December 1 and fight the stigma around living with HIV.
Shock Red by deBretagne is a collection of up-cycled objects that have been carefully selected and adapted to fit perfectly within every household. By inviting this art into your abode, you will be directly affecting social change.
“You might not think it anymore, but we do have a problem still: our stigma of HIV. It is a very destructive force that stops us from working together to eradicate this awful virus. As a HIV negative person, I think it falls on all of us to join the fight. You might think ‘this doesn’t affect me because ____’ but what if your sibling, your supportive friend or your partner struggles with it? Will it not affect you? And would you not fight the stigma with them? I have great faith in people’s ability to realise that this is a fight for us all: gay or straight, negative or positive. So come join me this December 1 to remember all those we’ve lost to this virus, celebrate our relentless campaigning heroes, and fight the stigma around HIV – all life is worth the battle.” Alix de Bretagne
The collection benefits charity in two ways: 1.Items get purchased in the charity’s shops and reconditioned. 2. At the collection’s point of sale, all profits go to the nominated charity, helping hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV every day.
Your contribution is vital not just to the fight against HIV but beyond – did you know you could reach that far?
The artist will be present in the Wandsworth Oasis charity shop in Putney to sign all art at point of purchase from the 1st to the 8th of December.
Please note this campaign has now finished.
Original Date: December 1 2018