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ART POSTERS (article first published : 2003-05-19)

Artists for Human Rights Trust (AHRT) has launched a major poster research programme in an attempt to study the effect of its HIV/AIDS art posters on society.

The organisation has teamed up with the DIT Department of Environmental Health to put up more than 200 posters on different DIT campuses, researching the public’s reactions with students, staff and visitors as a sample population.

AHRT has printed posters containing six different artworks, each dealing with the fight against the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. The posters show one of the six fine art prints, the HIV/AIDS awareness message Break the Silence and the AIDS ribbon and aim to send out a specific message to the public – “Every individual needs to take ‘moral ownership’ of the pandemic, which threatens our identity and society.”

The results of this pilot research project will hopefully allow AHRT to do a more extensive research project, involving art and other visual material on a wider basis.

More details from Jan Jordaan or Kristin Palitza on 031 203 6694 or e-mail: ahr@dit.ac.za




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