On Wednesday 4th November 2009, Dr Roberta Bivins (r dot bivins at warwick dot ac dot uk) and SHAW's commissioned local artist, Frieda van de Poll visited the nearby Westwood School to lead a creative workshop on Sexual Health.
Joined by student volunteers with interests in teaching and sexual health outreach, the session invited pupils to create personal responses to the ideas surrounding sexual health, asking the questions they were too scared or embarrassed to ask, and conceptualising their impressions of HIV, AIDS and STDs.
The pupils made tiny works of art inside individual petri-dishes, which have been positioned together in a grid and are now installed in Warwick Arts Centre.
About the artist:
SHAW's commissioned artist, Frieda van de Poll is currently based at Coventry Artspace.
More information about her work can be found here.