This year, the Art Project is exhibiting at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Melbourne, from the 15th to the 27th of May.
This new Keiskamma Tapestry represents true parallel stories of two South African women who were both infected by their partner: a rich and educated woman and a poor and uneducated woman.
The first woman is infected by her rich partner who is a captain of industry with Herpes and sues him and gets huge settlement and lives happily ever after. The second woman is poor, married with three children and faithful to her husband who has several partners and refuses to use condoms and infects his wife with HIV. She is not allowed to force him to be tested or to disclose his status so suffers alone and because he won't be tested, she also has to take the blame for her infection.
Through this tapestry, the Keiskamma Trust intends to raise awareness about women’s rights within the Hamburg community, an empoverished area of the Eastern Cape of South Africa where the HIV-AIDS rate is above 15%, and above 30% amongst pregnant women.
Follow this link to know more about the Keiskamma Exhibition.