Lecture by Diane Driedger

Lecture by Diane Driedger

Claiming "The Masters" for Disability Rights: An Artist's Journey
Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm
Room 2C15, The University of Winnipeg

In this lecture, Diane Driedger will trace the careers of Master artists who had disabilities, such as Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Maud Lewis. She has painted herself into their paintings as a show of solidarity and will be showing these images, while also discussing how these artists have informed her own practice as an artist with disability.

Diane Driedger is a visual artist, poet and educator. Her book, Red with Living: Poems and Art was published by Inanna in 2016. She is Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master's program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Accessibility: Room 2C15 is located on the second floor of Centennial Hall, which can be accessed by escalators and the Centennial Hall elevator. There are accessible and gender-neutral washrooms on campus. Please consult the University of Winnipeg's accessibility map for more detailed information. Gallery admission is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253