Violence Unseen was launched in September 2018.
Since then it has been exhibited 38 separate times across Scotland and seen by over 3,500 people, including at Stills Gallery, Summerhall and the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh, Stirling bus station, a number of public spaces in Fife, several locations across Shetland, and a training event for Scottish Government staff.
Here are some comments about its impact (latest press coverage from tour around 16 days but we’ve had more press coverage):
‘The exhibition quietly demolishes many tabloid shibboleths (…) The powerful exhibition Violence Unseen should be seen by as many men as possible’- by Neil Riddell Review for Shetland News 23.11.19 (https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/11/23/review-defiant-dignity-in-the-face-of-oppression/)
‘These statistics are shocking. What a worthy body of work to educate about violence against women’. – Exhibition Visitor Shetland
‘The pure fact that all of this happens, and it is all hidden. The exhibition really opened my eyes and I am so angry and sad this happens’ - Exhibition Visitor Cumbernauld
‘Statistics become real when told as a part of a person’s story. Images very powerful. Provokes thought and action’ – Equality and Diversity Officer at Dumfries and Galloway College
We've had some amazing feedback in our comments book and online!
Four out of five stars review of the Violence Unseen Exhibition by David Pollock at the LIST magazine.