Sunil Gupta, Songs of Deliverance, Part I and Part II Posters

March 2022

 

A series of special risograph printed posters were produced as part of ‘Songs of Deliverance’, 2022, a new body of work by Sunil Gupta commissioned by Studio Voltaire and Imperial Health Charity. 

The posters were produced to accompany the digital display at Studio Voltaire which featured 35 photographic artworks from the commission. Each work is printed in its own unique colourway. 

Gupta spent a year working in residence at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. Recruited via an open invitation, LGBTQIA+ people from the adult HIV Clinic and Gender Affirmation Surgery service were invited to collaborate and spend time with Gupta.

Seven risograph editions are printed onto A3 Munken Lynx 170gsm by PageMasters, designed by Eugenie Dodd Typographics and feature a work by artist Sunil Gupta.

For a free printed version please contact natalie@studiovoltaire.org

This project is a collaboration between Studio Voltaire and Imperial Health Charity and has received additional funding from Arts Council England. 

Songs of Deliverance forms part of Desperate Living, an ongoing programme supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation that brings artists, public organisations and informal groups together to test out new and experimental forms of collaborative programming, knowledge sharing and production, explored through the lens of LGBTQIA+ healthcare.

About Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi India) is a photographer, writer and curator. He has exhibited internationally and published several books, including Christopher Street, 1976 (Stanley/Barker 2018) and Queer (Vadehra Art Gallery/Prestel 2011). His work is in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY, USA) Tate Britain (UK), Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), Arts Council of Great Britain (UK) and Harvard University (Massachusetts, USA).  A forthcoming retrospective From Here to Eternity opens at the Ryerson Centre in Toronto in 2022. 

Gupta is represented by Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery.

About Imperial Health Charity

Imperial Health Charity helps hospitals do more through grants, arts, volunteering and fundraising. Working in partnership with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we fund major redevelopments, research and medical equipment at five London hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and the Western Eye – as well as helping patients and their families at times of extreme financial difficulty.

Supporting the arts in healthcare, we manage an Arts Council accredited hospital art collection and run an arts engagement programme for patients and NHS staff. We also manage volunteering across all five hospitals, adding value to the work of staff and helping to improve the hospital experience for patients. Fundraising through major appeals and community events enables us to continue our essential work.

Imperial Health Charity’s long-established artist residency programme examines the connection between health and wellbeing and the arts, supporting better health for everyone through creativity and innovation.

Credits

Original photography by Sunil Gupta

Designed by Eugenie Dodd @ Typographics

Printed by PageMasters

With special thanks to all the participants, models and hospital staff involved.