Lead Artist: Richard Rivera, assisted by Charlie.
The NEW Committee is pleased to exhibit Selfie Kaleidoscope, created by youth in the [Nu] Links program. Through a series of charcoal drawing workshops, students drew self-portraits using their social media selfies. Selfie Kaleidoscope is a patchwork of these drawings reflecting the varied perspectives, cultural identities and lived narratives of these young artists presented on a banner facing James Street.
[Nu] Links, art for new Canadians, is a community arts project for newcomers and refugees. Using the arts to build connections, decrease isolation, and create spaces for belonging in the Hamilton community. [Nu] Links is a Centre project led by Hitoko Okada.
The NEW Committee is an initiative of Hamilton Artists Inc. that advocates for equity and inclusivity within our organization and creative communities. In Winter 2018-19, the committee will present Incoming!, a project supporting refugee, newcomer, and immigrant artists through workshops, exhibition opportunities, and mentorship.