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Artists by Artists

Who makes art and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves.

If a portrait is a record of its subject, it also reveals something of its maker’s relationship to the person portrayed and the social world they share. Portraits of artists show us how artists define the singularity of their position and role, whether they are self-portraits that function as public disclosure and self-presentation, or images of other artists that record the identifications, rivalries and intimacies between peers. Selected from the collection, the portraits in this exhibition make visible how artists think about what they do and who they are, often in the settings where they work and live.

-Pan Wendt, Curator

Participating artists:

KC Adams

Don Andrus

Barbara Astman

Bruno Bobak

Brian Burke

Ulysse Comtois

Dominique Cruchet

Kathleen Daly

Edmond Dyonnet

Richard Furlong

General Idea

John Greer

Allan Harding MacKay

Robert Harris

Barry Jeeves

James Lahey

Clifford Maracle

Carl Phillis

Joe Plaskett

Leslie Poole

Moe Reinblatt

Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic

Karl Spital

Lionel Stevenson

Marion Wagschal



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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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