Scarred FOR Life, Photography Exhibition

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate, Culture and creativity, Quality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

Description of impact

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. It has been was well received by the public gaining national media attention & due to its success the project has now been replicated across the UK.

Who is affected

People living with a heart condition from birth in Scotland and their families.

Category of impact

  • Public understanding, information and debate
  • Culture and creativity
  • Quality of life and safety
  • Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

    Research areas

  • congenital heart disease, patient advocacy, scar, photography exhibition, kelvingrove art gallery, the somerville foundation

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