Sick! is an arts project exploring what it means to live with invisible illness, consisting of an exhibition during August 2017 featuring the work of 14 artists across a range of media and disciplines, three days of workshops, an associated publication and film.
The response to the project was overwhelming, the private view and exhibition had huge turnout and we were featured in the local press and the BBC local news. Over half a million people saw something about the project across print, tv and social media. The feedback from participants from the workshops as well as exhibition attendees was that their experience was hugely rewarding, and the visiting public intensely engaged with the artwork at the exhibition and discussed what the work meant to them in groups during the private view.
We designed the publication, which was available for free to all, available at the exhibition and other outlets, and contributed as one of the artists with an animated installation and comic strip cartoon series entitled ‘Undead Grandma’, reflecting on our experience as a carer for our grandmother with vascular dementia.