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Arthur Lismer. My Wife, Sackville River, Nova Scotia, 1918. © Art Gallery of Ontario 50/48

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August 27, 2021

Multisensory Museum: Kalina Nedelcheva

Hosted by Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

In this program, Kalina Nedelcheva presents a translation of Arthur Lismer's My Wife, Sackville River, Nova Scotia (1918), with the goal of facilitating accessibility for guests who have accommodation needs or prefer multi-experiential ways of learning. For the subject's body, Kalina uses a wooden mannequin, dressed in clothing that is painted with broad acrylic brushstrokes and is intended to communicate the feeling of the painting's impasto technique. The figure is propped on a real rock with a background scrim that contributes to the ambiance. Audiences are invited to indulge in the additional elements of sound, taste, and smell that whimsically hint at Fall.

Kalina Nedelcheva (she/her) is a Bulgarian-born, Toronto-based artist, writer and emerging curator. Currently in her first year of the Criticism and Curatorial Practice MFA at OCAD University, she is exploring the dynamic educational potential of the exhibition space. 


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