#Login Register


  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
Home 


And Neither Have I Wings To Fly
06-29-2013, 01:19 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,993 Threads:444 Joined:Jun 2012
Having just found this art centre in Toronto, it exhibits interesting art that I can't wait to see. In particular, the artwork created by the artists labelled as idiots.

It's called: Breaking out of Huronia.

Quote:“Breaking out of Huronia” is a special exhibition to mark 21 years promoting art made by people on the lowest socio-economic rung whose long-term medical disabilities often leave them voiceless and without access to means for self-expression. Thelma Wheatley, author of And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, Labeled And Locked Up In Canada’s Oldest Institution will be the keynote speaker. Ontario’s oldest institution for people with developmental disabilities, The Orillia Asylum for Idiots, opened in 1876, was renamed the Huronia Regional Centre in 1974, and finally closed in 1992.

At its peak it had 2,600 residents. Former residents who were abused there are currently in a class action lawsuit against the provincial government.

http://www.creativespirit.on.ca/

Here's an article about the woman (the force) behind it all - the late Judy Richardson:

Quote:It was a place to get away from the monotony of institutional life,” he says.


His mother had an uncanny ability to make other people feel confident and went well out of her way to encourage young artists.


“She always had people she was taking under her wing.”


Though many of the artists she counseled were shy, Richardson recognized talent and encouraged them to enter in local art shows.


“There’s nothing better,” Alex says, “than getting the reluctant artist to show their work.”

thumbsup.gif

I could find only one piece of artwork online from this centre (as a tease), here it is:

İmage

06-29-2013, 01:23 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,293 Threads:1,556 Joined:Feb 2011
That's great! I'd love to see it to. yay.gif
06-29-2013, 01:25 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,993 Threads:444 Joined:Jun 2012
I doubt I will be able to take pics, but after I view it I'll try to describe the pieces.



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com