The Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to view ‘and as it continues’ a student art exhibition derived from the ACADSA Hear/d Residency program which explores personal stories of resilience.
Jasmine Whiteley Steel
Sergio Garcia Palma
The ACADSA Hear/d Residency program is a pilot peer support project developed by the Students’ Association of the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD). The program focuses on the central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues experienced by many post-secondary students. Drawing on this theme, participants are invited to explore these concerns in an innovative way by creating works which reflect lived experiences of the participants. Through group discussion, individual studio time and critiques, this residency provides a platform for a diversity of creative activity that aims to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental health on campus. The residency concludes with a two-week long exhibition to celebrate the artists involved while simultaneously de-stigmatizing mental health on campus by inviting the extended ACAD community to view the exhibit.
Alberta College of Art + Design, Main Mall
Exhibition dates: November 29 – December 11
Reception: Wednesday, December 6 from 6pm – 8pm
This exhibition is being presented alongside SPARK Disability Art Festival.
For more information about the Hear/d Residency program visit www.acadsa.ca/heard