Colouring Adult Eczema: getting under the skin exhibition
Eczema affects up to 10% of adults. Despite this, and although eczema is visible, there is limited public awareness of either the existence of eczema in adults or its effects on the individual. This awareness includes the impact of eczema on a person’s physical and mental health, social lives, educational attainment and economic prosperity.
Colouring Adult Eczema: getting under the skin is a public engagement art project commissioned by Professor Sinéad Langan at LSHTM, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and created and produced by artists Peter Hudson and Julia Vogl from nationwide workshops with 30 adults living with eczema from across the UK in the summer of 2019. Adults living with eczema, or with indirect experience of eczema, were invited to attend the creative workshops, which aimed to challenge stereotypes about adult eczema in society and to understand how individuals perceive eczema affects long-term health and social outcomes through the creation of a web art and digital storytelling project.
For National Eczema Week 2022, through to Thursday 6 October 2022, we will be bringing this collective artwork to Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. See the light sculpture, listen to it, challenge what you know about eczema.
We are very grateful for the generosity of the participants in sharing their experiences through workshops and the works of art. We are very grateful to the generosity of the participants to sharing their experiences through workshops and the works of art.