Wolfgang Tillmans, Kai-Isaiah Jamal and Sunil Gupta are amongst the fifteen artists and creatives who have come together to support the charity Positive East by designing one of a kind t-shirts.
Based in East London, Positive East supports people who are HIV positive, and the sale of the t-shirts will help to fund the vital work that they do. Over the past thirty years, Positive East has been supporting people with HIV from the point of diagnosis through to long term care. Running a series of programmes which include counselling and workshops, they also work to help prevent the spread of HIV and provide testing.
The past year has hit charities such as Positive East hard. The pandemic has seen events including Pride being cancelled, resulting in the loss of major funding sources for Positive East. However, one thing we've seen over the dark past few months, is people coming together when times get tough. With many people's access to medical services limited, particularly minority communities who face increased prejudice, and together with World Aids Day coming up December 1 2020, it's crucial that we come together to support the charities working on the ground. And what easier way to do it than by purchasing a £30 t-shirt designed by some of the brightest artists of our time? Tillmans, Gupta and Jamal's contributions are accompanied by additions from the likes of Wednesday Holmes, Jack Hughes and Hatty Carman.
Take your pick of the limited designs here.
You can also Stand With Positive East by making a donation.