Born and raised in South Africa, Trish lives in the Comox Valley where her practice is often inspired and informed by the natural environment to be found on Vancouver Island. Her concern for the human condition is often reflected in her interdisciplinary work, blurring boundaries between sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and life. She is interested […]
A Blog Post by Trish Malcomess The Renaissance, one of the greatest outpouring of art in human history, emerged out of the Black Plague. It is interesting that corona means a white circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body. With this in mind during this season of surreality, isolation […]
“At four and a half feet in height, I have a unique vantage point in the world, and there are few who see the world from where I do. And, I am willing to bet none who see the world the way I do. As a photographer, I want to bring those who experience my […]
PLEASE NOTE THIS PAID OPPORTUNITY HAS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT TO OUR BLOG (UNPAID) PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT HELLO@KICKSTARTDISABILITY.CA Inseparable: The Creative Life During Times of CrisisJoin Kickstart in documenting the creative life during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for literary, visual or performative artistic submissions from disability identified artists […]
“Capturing the light is everything, it may seem it is everything, it truly is an exploration of concepts, surfaces and memories of what the experience is in that very moment .As a plein air painter, it is always the light and in the moment, that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration, […]
To keep our community engaged during this time of social distancing we are introducing a new perk of Membership with
Featured Artist Of The Week
on Kickstart’s social media.
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture would like to announce the selection of Vancouver playwright, author, and director, Kagan Goh as the inaugural recipient of the Geoff McMurchy Artist Development Grant.
Through a new multimedia project called “Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury dishes, queer, disabled, mixed-race artist, Fran de la Luna explores the importance of comfort foods and the relationship to the different forms of trauma we carry. They also write about what comfort foods mean to them and how they are accessing comfort food to through living as a marginalized and racialized person.
*2021 Applications Now CLOSED* Geoff McMurchy (1955–2015), Kickstarts founding Artistic Director, was a pioneer in the local and international disability arts community. Anyone who knew him will tell you that he was an amazing Artist, and a trailblazer in the disability arts and culture community, who influenced a huge number of people. Geoff’s dream […]
Join us in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities at our 4th Annual Public Gathering! International Day of Persons with Disabilities (or IDPD), was introduced by the United Nations in 1992 to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements that persons with disabilities contribute to our community.The purpose of IDPD is to:– Promote an understanding of […]