With the upcoming AIDS 2014 Conference, 20th July 2014, being held in her home town of Melbourne, GloballyAware founder and creative director and Living Positive Victoria Director Kim Davis has conceptualised the Positively Fabulous+ health-arts campaign.
Positively Fabulous+ was launched at ICAAP (International Congress Aids Asia and Pacific) in 2013 where Kim Davis traveled with a film crew to Bangkok to document the stories of diverse women living with HIV.
The Documentary Positively Fabulous+ Ma’Dam Kim, focuses on the voices of women leaders living with HIV, will be screened at the AIDS 2014 conference.
As part of Positively Fabulous+, a variety of artists, community members and organisations have adopted ‘HIV-positive mannequins’ who have been ascribed personalities and personal biographies by their adoptive families as a way to raise discussion around the issues faced by diverse women living with HIV from around the globe. Each mannequin’s unique identity is a product of her adopted family’s creativity expressed through body art, fashion and presentation.
Dolores has other sisters Pippa a Transgender outreach worker in Southbank, 2 more Positively Fabulous+ Women down at Docklands, others in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, NSW Sarah and Alex have a new HIV family member – Carl and Jen in Sth Australia, JOY Radio, several in Regional Victoria and a younger sister Julia adopted into Rebecca Hulahoop Matheson family. Look forward to hearing more from them and support them on their HIV journey.
The campaign combines an online platform with innovative engagement strategies through digital media and public art events. Clusters of mannequins will be present around the conference, sparking conversation about the diversity issues faced by women living with HIV.
On 18 July, the pink Positively Fabulous+ Touring Caravan will be installed at City Square (corner Collins and Swanston Streets, Melbourne) for the duration of the AIDS 2014 Conference. This installation is an invitation for the community to hear the stories of women living with HIV as well as an opportunity to share and record one’s own story. During the Mobilisation Rally on 22 July, Positively Fabulous+ mannequins will be rescued from City Square and returned to the AIDS2014 venue. The Miss HIV Universe Pageant is an inaugural event, the mannequins will be judged and crowned before being auctioned off to raise funds to support women living with HIV.
For more information, or if you would like to get involved with the Positively Fabulous+ campaign through volunteering, please contact Ma’Dam Kim.
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Positively Fabulous is supported by and is in partnership with:
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.
City of Melbourne council website.
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Melbourne's Federation Square website covering events, shops, culture, food and drink.
GloballyAware generates major art works that create intense dialogue for social change throughout the world.
Living Positive Victoria is a not for profit, community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV.
Straight Arrows is a not for profit organisation governed by and for heterosexual people living with HIV and is Victoria lead agency for heterosexuality and HIV.
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