Shortly before my 28th birthday, I discovered that a friend of mine was HIV positive. He wasn’t a very close friend, but I knew him quite well and it came as a shock to me because he was well educated, intelligent and financially established in the world, and I believed that people like him did not get HIV. I couldn’t understand how someone like that could be “dumb” enough to have unprotected sex. In the nineties almost every gay movie I could get my hands on was about gay men struggling with HIV or AIDS. How could he not have known to wear a condom? It was constantly drummed into us.
Anova Health Institute is looking to support local artists!
Show us what you have (it can be a painting, a drawing or a photograph – basically anything that can be framed and hung on a wall) by posting a pic of your artwork and the dimensions of it on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AnovaHealthSA)and we could offer you between R1000 and R10 000 for your creation.
Should your piece make it, we’ll ask you to message us so that we can make you an offer.
Don’t worry about courier and framing costs – we’ve got that covered!
We have a couple of rules though…
Firstly we’re looking for new and aspiring artists who have never been represented by a gallery.
Secondly, our offer is non-negotiable.
Need to know who we are?
The Anova Health Institute is an NGO that is dedicated to improving health of all South Africans with particular emphasis on HIV. In South Africa, Anova strengthens and supports the public healthcare system through technical assistance and clinical expertise.
For more info on Anova go to www.anovahealth.co.za