Brayden Hrycun created a 3D origami art piece for the 7th Annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase. Hrycun has been creating 3D origami for eight years. He used paper, cardboard and hot glue to create his piece. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Artists with Disabilities Showcase returns for seventh year

Victoria Disability Resource Centre showcases artists from across the region

From 3D origami and mixed media collages to welding and textiles, the annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase is getting better with age.

Now in its seventh year, the Victoria Disability Resource Centre’s (VDRC) showcase exhibits artwork from 24 regional artists with disabilities at the Flux Media Gallery – next door to VRDC headquarters.

READ ALSO: Showcase shines a light on artists with disabilities

“We thought it would be a really great, accessible, inclusive way to allow people with disabilities to show their artwork,” says Wendy Cox, VDRC executive director. “Artists with disabilities, I think, aren’t very well represented in the community.”

Held in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, the three-day event invites in the public for a free viewing of the exhibit’s interactive, thought-provoking and detail-oriented pieces, including a 3D origami piece by Camosun College student Brayden Hrycun.

READ ALSO: Downtown Victoria bus shelters feature local art

Lee Chan, artist and VDRC board member, says a lot of people never get to show off their work – especially when they have disabilities that might hold them back. “‘I know how difficult it is for people who are marginalized,” he says. “The calibre of work here is amazing. It’s getting better every year. It’s lots of fun.”

The Artists with Disabilities Showcase runs from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

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Les Chan, volunteer, artist and board member at the VDRC, is proud to help artists with disabilities exhibit their work in the organization’s yearly showcase. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Artist Ruth Spooner created her collages at the Pandora Arts Collective n Fernwood. In her artist statement Spooner says, “I like tearing up images that are supposed to say one thing, to sell you on one idea, and making them into something that I create meaning for.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

More than 24 regional artists contributed to the Victoria Disability Resource Centre’s seventh annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

More than 24 regional artists contributed to the Victoria Disability Resource Centre’s seventh annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

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