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Violence Unseen

Violence Unseen Photography exhibition exploring forms of violence against women that are still misunderstood, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society

Over the past decades there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women. Yet domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still prevalent in Scotland today, especially for groups of women who face other forms of discrimination; women with learning disabilities, women who sell sex, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT) and black and minority ethnic women.

To create Violence Unseen, Zero Tolerance and award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce have worked with groups and individuals affected by men’s violence to create photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society. The photographs shine a light on the types of violence against women that still remain unacceptably hidden and better represent the constellation of women’s lived experiences.

Our exhibition is set to travel all over Scotland in 2019 and we are thrilled to invite people to the exhibition of these photos.

The exhibition will be freely open to the public:



Auditorium at Mareel, Lerwick, ZE1 0WQ

Launch on 21 Nov at 6pm

22 - 24 Nov, open 10am - 8pm

Sumburgh Airport, Sumburgh, ZE3 9JP

28 Nov - 2 Dec

Open during airport terminal opening hours:

Mon- Fri 6:30am - 8:30pm

Sat 6:30am- 4:30pm

Sun 10am - 8pm

Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, Hillswick, ZE2 9RW

5-10 Dec

Open 12noon – 5pm

Please phone 01806 503348 before visiting



25th November - 2nd December - Dumfries and Galloway College - Dumfries Campus

9th December- TBC - Dumfries and Galloway College - Stranraer Campus

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Please get in touch if you would like to organise an exhibition in your area with Jo Zawadzka on The exhibition is available free of charge, however we would really appreciate contribution towards transport costs and insurance.

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Violence Unseen Exhibition Manual / Terms and Conditions of HireViolence Unseen Exhibition Manual / Terms and Conditions of Hire In this document, you will find the Terms and Conditions of hire and instructions on how to set up and take down the Violence Unseen Exhibition and get it ready for shipping.