Contemporary Connections

MAMC has a new, exciting collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery!  

MAMC has just completed an exciting first iteration of the three part project: Contemporary Connections: Art Making with Seniors.

In February, 2021 a group of seniors from Progress Place in St JamesTown and Dixon Hall in Regent Park responded to the current Winter exhibition at The Power Plant Contemporary Gallery. The works of Nathan E. Carson, Leonardo Drew and Howie Tsui inspired a community of seniors to share their stories while making art together.
In MAMC’s research we identified four common themes in the artist's work:  A sense of belonging, the presence of absence, identity of place and a sense of regeneration. 
The group  conversations evolved around these ideas as each participant drew from their lived experience to create their artwork. 
The three artists use distinctive materials in their exploration of subject matter. 
MAMC offered a range of artist quality materials to facilitate their individual expression. 
MAMC’s intended outcomes in building resilience, strengthening social bonds and promoting social engagement in a population experiencing isolation and loneliness were successfully realized in this project .
MAMC invites you to visit our website often to see the work as it evolved. 
Stay tuned for Part #2 in Thorncliffe Park

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WORK & PROCESS

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Nick-.-How-I-am-kept-alive-final
Sharon.Self-protrait-in-wonderland
Maryam
Julie-in-Newfoundland
Shirley.-Given-Enough-Time-YouFind-Your-Place
Vanessa
Norma-in-Goa
Femmie
Nick
Fatema
Anastasia-and-Wayneon-the-final-day
Norma
Linda
LAST-DAY.-Sense-of-accomplishement
Fnal-Day.-Showing-our-work
Wayne
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Sharon-building-like-leonardo-Drew
Norma-Continuous-line-drawing
Nick.-How-I-am-kept-alive-process
Julie-continuous-line-drawing-
Wayne-Continuous-Line-Drawing-
Juliein-Progress
Shirley-mark-making-with-acrylics
Charcoal-exploration
Wayne-Carcoal-experimentation
Fatemabuilding-like-Leonardo-Drew
Femmie-oil-pastel-texture-rubbing
FEmmie-Process-work
Shirley-ink-on-japanese-paper-boogie-man
Sharon-and-Bella
Shirley-charcoal-experimentation
Shirley-responding-to-Nathan-Carson-in-her-sketch-book
Fatema-experimentation
Anastasia
Fatema-Charcoal
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Explore More Projects

Contemporary Connections Part 2Art Making with Seniors Part 2, 2021

Artists In Their KitchenIn The Time of Covid, 2020

Women In DialogueCovid19 Response, 2020

With Thread As Inkwith the Textile Museum of Canada, 2020

Face Upwith Greenwood School, 2019

Stories Are Our Compasswith The Power Plant, 2019

Women's Creative Narrativeswith support from the TAC & OAC, 2019

Finding Homewith the Aga Khan Museum, 2016

Walls & Barrierswith the ROM, 2010

Drop Swap Shopwith the Evergreen Brickworks, 2020

Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression all while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.

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