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  • Large Print Format
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Free Event
  • Open Captions

October 4, 2021

Launchpad 4.0

Hosted by National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

Join us in celebrating our artists, their work, and the launch of four upcoming international exhibitions! Launchpad 4.0 celebrates presenting opportunities in Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Glasgow, Scotland; and Melbourne, Australia. This evening will be a great opportunity to view a selection of artworks and meet the artists’ behind the work.

*Live online bidding will be available for the Art to Roam auction!

My Imagination is So Many Things My Imagination is So Many Things brings together works by five Canadian artists with developmental disabilities and traces how the legacy of Jane Cameron (1949-2000) continues to shape and challenge the way we comprehend artwork created by artists with disabilities. This exhibition investigates the power of welcoming unbounded imagination through reflections on the world around us.

Participating Artists: Jane Cameron, Donald Greenough, David Oppong, Adeel Sadiq, and Ray Wang

Conference of the Birds The Conference of the Birds is an international community engagement project that fosters art-making innovations within restrictions and learning from each other about weathering crisis. Artists from Canada, Brazil, India, Scotland, Bangladesh, Ghana, and Chile – in various arts fields – are working with the community to create nearly 49 pieces of art chronicling the impact of Covid-19 and the climate crisis.

NaAC’s interdisciplinary ensemble will present an exhibition of works at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from November 7th-18th.

Participating Artist: Karin Hazel, Rachel Harding, JorDen Tyson, Jonathan Stel, Emily Promise Allison, and Richelle Bear Hat

Korea Exchange Korea Exchange is a collaboration between ActiveArt in Korea and the National accessArts Centre in Canada. Each organization contributed a series of workshops intended to share significant artistic practices, cultural perspectives, and encourage cross-cultural engagement.

Participating Artists: Colleen Ashmore, Alison Cherer, Andrew Harding, Amber Herriman, Eve Johnson, Cherie Morgan, Andre Paradis, Jamie Petit, Adeel Sadiq and Carla Salter.

Art to Roam Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Art to Roam is a global, auction-based fund-raising initiative, and it aims to help generate funds for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Money raised will go towards preservation efforts in Africa to save the natural migration habitat of African elephants.

Participating Artist: Lynn Cameron, Brian Ehnis, Rhonda Kuttosch, and Ray Wang

Accessibility

Free. Donations welcomed. No RSVP is required. Relaxed event. Open captions. Large print format available. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washroom. Wheelchair accessible seating. Level entrance/no gap. Automatic door. Wheelchair accessible parking. Wheelchair accessible transit nearby. Refreshments will be served.

The National accessArts Centre requires anyone attending to show proof of vaccination to be able to attend this event. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Kaczkowski at 4032533174 x 4 or email nicole.kaczkowski@accessarts.ca. Read more about our vaccine mandate (this applies to any event being run by the NaAC).

Organizations

National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0Y1, Canada

Phone number: (403) 253-3174

Email: info@ourIAC.ca

The Indefinite Arts Centre is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, providing artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental, physical, and acquired disabilities. Every week, 300+ artists come through our 12,000 square foot multimedia studio and gallery space in Calgary. Working alongside talented instructors, our artists are supported and empowered to experience the entire artistic creation process – from conceptualization to exhibition.