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Formé en 2021, le NB Disability Art Collective est un groupe d’artistes de NewBrunswick ayant une expérience vécue du handicap qui s’intéressent aux arts du handicap et qui militent pour l’accessibilité aux arts.

Le Nouveau-Brunswick a la 2e plus grande population de personnes handicapées au Canada, soit environ 26 % de la population du Nouveau-Brunswick.
C’est le groupe minoritaire le plus important dont chacun d’entre nous peut en devenir membre à tour moment.

C'est quoi les pratique des artistes handicapés?

Arts créés par des personnes handicapées ou vivant avec une maladie mentale. Englobe les pratiques et processus visant à assurer que les expériences vécues et les identités des personnes handicapées sont communiquées, explorées et représentées. Cela signifie habituellement que les artistes handicapés peuvent être directeurs, créateurs ou principaux collaborateurs du processus artistique.

Featured Visual Artists

Group Show at the Fredericton Playhouse January-February 2022

Hello my name is Cass. The day I almost died was actually the day I started living. At the age of 22 I suffered a stroke. It left me with many deficits. A few of the most frustrating ones is ataxia and my nystagmus. Which makes my vision shaky.

My fine moter skills aren’t the best, it’s very difficult for my fingers to hold onto small objects. I have been looking for an exercise that would help my ataxia, then after hosting a paint and sip I discovered how fun and therapeutic painting was! It helps greatly with my fine motor skills, coordination, balance, vision, & even overall brain health. There was so many cool techniques that somebody with even my level of ability could do! I’m a perfectionist, so I end up trying really hard to make a painting turn out good. In turn I create works of art at the same time!

Hi, my name is Ysabelle. I am the artist behind this site. I have been visually impaired since birth and acquired chronic pain and anxiety later in life. 

I believe that accessibility requires innovation and who better to lead the charge artists wirh lived experience of course. Nothing about us without us. I found it very helpful to learn about the social model of disability As well as the disability rights movement.

I wanted a place where local New Brunswick artists experiencing disability can connect and share resources with each other. I want to start a dialogue where we can identify the barriers in terms of accessing the arts 

Hi, I’m Kyra Goguen. Marketer by day artist by night. I’ve been painting on an off since I was a teenager. I started with Acrylics and in university, while I did not have time to paint did I get my minor in Art History. Years later after attending a workshop hosted by Sophie LeBlanc Art, my love of painting was rekindled. What I love the most about watercolour is that the medium forces you to let go and not be a perfectionist.  it has a mind of its own, and therapeutically force me to “go with the flow” (pun intended). I’m drawn to florals and fauna, and occasionally landscapes. I’m also inspired by vintage floral paintings like those found in Victorian botany textbooks.  I’m also a voice actress. I’ve narrated telephone prompts, e-learning modules, descriptive video and promotional videos for Medavie Blue Cross, Accessible Media Inc. as well as the Greater Moncton International Airport.

Disability Arts Writing

Hi I am Christiana,  a curator and artist from Saint John, New Brunswick. I have my MLitt in Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art and was Canadian Art’s winter 2018 editorial resident.

C Magazine / Crip Hope

On the Complexity of Cripping the Arts – Canadian Art

Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance – Canadian Art