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Visual Art

The Chronic Illness Art Project

@ McMullen Gallery, U of A Hospital

Oct 10 - Dec 2 2023

The Chronic Illness Art Project is a collaborative portrait series between visual artist and community arts facilitator Allison Tunis (she/​they) and nine other individuals throughout Canada who identify as chronically ill. Over the course of three years, Tunis individually connected with each collaborator through a back and forth conversational process, discussing their illnesses and the experience of being chronically ill in the world today. As a result of this process, ten double-sided embroidery and mixed media portraits were created, along with some new or strengthened friendships and opportunities to share our stories candidly. Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9pm, featuring special performance by queer and disabled slam poet champion Nisha Patel. There will be a link provided to virtually attend the opening and the whole exhibition will be able to be viewed online as well, later in the month.

McMullen Gallery, U of A Hospital
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2B7