Redefine Arts is

Redefining the
role of the artist in community

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

poster for event reads "This Is My Message To You," lists event information, and funder logos atop a collage of sketched flowers on handwritten paper.

This Is My Message To You, 2024. Graphic design by Wy Joung Kou.

This Is My Message To You

This Is My Message to You is an interdisciplinary project led by Kathy Blomquist and Tristan R. Whiston that explores how life is remembered by a group of Barry’s Bay seniors and younger friends. Messages for friends, family, and anyone on life’s journey, take on the form of crafted poems, collages, short videos and a booklet.
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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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