Making Voice: Women’s Creative Narratives honours the fabric of memory, the thread of imagination and the texture of speculation.
Using tools and materials of domesticity to assert and subvert the women's work together with their written text, each participant created an artist’s book illustrating individual experiences and identities that also tie into larger global and social issues. The women artists addressed their personal stories and cultural backgrounds into aesthetic responses.
Each accordion book serves as a metaphor for the secret lives of women, who may have been deliberately silenced of purposely unheard.
The complexity of womanhood has been creatively explored through a variety of methods: embroidery, collage, photo transfer, writing, printmaking and rendering. Between the covers, are the intersectional and interdependent issues that comprise these women's experiences. The exhibit, in turn, becomes part of a larger conversation between women of their hopes and aspirations.
A documentary film followed the artists weaving a series of vignettes that tell a story of participation and integration.
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Making Faces: A Programme at Community Place HubWeston Road, and Mt. Denis, Toronto, 2023
Art Culture & Cuisinewith Community Members from TNO, 2023
Encounters With New MothersPQWCHC Roncesvalles Satellite Site, 2023
Encounters. People Who Identify As FemalePQWCHC Central Site, 2023
Encounters With SeniorsProgress Place and Dixon Hall (Virtual Classes), 2023
Site of Encounters: A Conversation Amongst CaregiversBaycrest@Home (Virtual), 2023
Encounters With SeniorsThe Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Jane Street), 2023
Encounters With LGBTQ+The Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Carlton Street), 2023
Shadows of RacismMAMC and ALPHA EDUCATION, 2022
Site of EncountersA Collaboration With SREMI, 2022
Diary of PlaceA Collaboration With TNO, 2022
Contemporary Connections Pt.1Art Making With Seniors Part 1, 2021
Contemporary Connections Pt.2Art Making with Seniors Part 2, 2021
Shared ExpressionsWith Baycrest@Home, 2022
Women In DialogueCovid19 Response, 2020
Artists In Their KitchenIn The Time of Covid, 2020
Contemporary Connections Pt.3Art Making with Seniors Part 3, 2021
With Thread As Inkwith the Textile Museum of Canada, 2020
Stories Are Our Compasswith The Power Plant, 2019
Drop Swap Shopwith the Evergreen Brickworks, 2020
Finding Homewith the Aga Khan Museum, 2016
Face Upwith Greenwood School, 2019
Walls & Barrierswith the ROM, 2010
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 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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