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Redefining the
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  • Close-up photo of a neighbourhood diorama focused on an individual with a guide cane next to a bridge.

    May I Take Your Arm? at Cahoots Theatre, 2018. Photo by Zoë Gemelli.

  • Photo of a mosaic that contains three separate scenes of blossoming flowers all connected by a long, curved mosaic bottomed with pebbles that mimics a water system.

    Street Health Growth Mural, 2018. Lead Design by Wy Joung Kou. Photo by Zoë Gemelli.

  • Close-up photo of an individual’s hands arranging various wildflowers.

    To the Table, 2018. Photo by Zoë Gemelli. Digital collage by Anna Camilleri.

  • Photo of multiple suspended jars holding various twigs, sprigs, soil, and flower bulbs.

    Drift Seeds - Becoming by Anna Camilleri, Winchester Park, 2017. Photo by Zoë Gemelli.

  • Image of a colourful design sketch that includes a phoenix, a deer, arms shackled with rope, a broken chain link fence, hands forming the shape of a heart, and the sun beaming overtop a large river streaming into a mountain range. Interwoven between the imagery are the phrases, “no one is left behind,” and “nobody fails here.”

    Rays of Resistance - design sketch by Anna Camilleri. PASAN, 2017.

  • Close-up photo of half of a pebble mosaic on a concrete surface.

    Milestone - mosaic frame during casting process, 2017. Photo by Zoë Gemelli.

promotional image for the Countdown Smiths Falls unveiling postponement announcement. Image features a close-up photo of an in-progress pebble mosaic.

Countdown Smiths Falls Mosaic Unveiling – Postponed

We regret to announce that the planned unveiling of the new community-engaged pebble mosaic, set to be unveiled on September 29, 2022, has been postponed to May, 2023 during sexual assault awareness month. Read the full media release and watch a short commemorative video.
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ReDefine Arts is rooted in artistic practices that embed and cultivate social engagement and collaboration.

Working with, and within, a network of community partnerships, RDA creates opportunities for art-making, presentation, and mentorship that advance disability justice, collective liberation, and artistic innovation.

ReDefine Arts has directly engaged 10,000+ contributors in the creation of 35 community-engaged public artworks; produced 8 original interdisciplinary performances; toured to more than 20 urban and rural Canadian communities; and created 40 paid internship positions for emerging artists.

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