COMMON PULSE ARTS & DISABILITY FESTIVAL
September 7 - 29, 2013
This September the gallery will host its second biennial Common Pulse Arts Festival. This year’s events will focus on the intersection of disability and artistic expression.
Artists with experience of disability give us unique voices and diverse perspectives—the very core of what we expect art to bring to our lives. They challenges us, individually and collectively, to expand the way we think about the world and the people we share it with.
Throughout September, artists working in a variety of media will be visiting, performing and exhibiting in Durham. Four artists in residence will create new artworks and connect with the community through artist talks, collaborations and workshops. Others will be exhibiting on both the interior and exterior walls of the Durham Art Gallery. Additional artists are contributing to an online exhibition and are showing films and presenting talks about their work.
The Common Pulse Festival will provide an opportunity within our community to appreciate and celebrate these powerful contributions and a context for changing attitudes about disability and creativity.
For details on the program see www.commonpulse.ca
This project received special funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.