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The Art of AIDS Prevention: Cultural Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia and the United States

"The Art of AIDS Prevention" is a project conceived by Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk of The University of Adelaide, Australia, and produced in collaboration with Visual AIDS. It investigates the way in which people living with HIV/AIDS, and the communities most affected by the disease, have been represented in in the visual arts in Australia, South Africa and the United States of America. Through a website and a series of publications, oral histories, exhibitions and conferences, the project aims to raise awareness about the crucial role of artists in fighting AIDS.

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The website contains a brief history of cultural responses to HIV/AIDS and findings from the project. It also contains papers, photographs and programs from the project-related conferences, and some of the publications resulting from the project.

More than 30 artists and arts professionals living in Australia, the United States and South Africa were interviewed for the project. Brief biographies, photographs and images of their work can be found on the website, as well as audio and complete transcripts of the interviews that were conducted by Paul Sendziuk between 2004 and 2008. This is the largest and most comprehensive repository of this kind of material in the world.

'Of Course You Can!', Victorian AIDS Council poster, Australia, 1992.
'Of Course You Can!', Victorian AIDS Council poster, Australia, 1992.