2010 Walls and Barriers: A Collaborative Project celebrated a socially engaged partnership between MAMC, the Institute For Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and students and teachers from diverse backgrounds across the city. Unprecedented in its scale and conception, the project inventively connected 500 young artists and initiated a conversation on themes of overcoming obstacles. The project established a creative interaction between the students and the first career retrospective of contemporary African artist El Anatsui, titled “When I Last Spoke to You About Africa”. Best known for his monumental wall sculptures made from metal bottle tops, Anatsui transforms often overlooked materials such as discarded metal and found wood onto important visual statements that embody global, local and personal histories. Both El Anatsui’s words and his metallic wall hangings provided the participants with a springboard and the aesthetic energy to think about the ways that personal walls and barriers can be permeated. The participants engaged in dialogue with El Anatsui when he visited the student exhibit in Toronto during his retrospective in 2010.
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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
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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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