Mel G. Campbell: 2015 Artist in Residence

Mel G. Campbell: 2015 Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence (SWAIR)

Now in its third year, the Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence program provides an artist from the disability community with the time, space, and resources to pursue a creative project of their choice.

Tangled Art + Disability is pleased to announce Mel G. Campbell as the 2014-15 Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence (SWAIR). Campbell is a Black, queer, chronically ill and disabled artist, performer and award winning writer and poet working in Toronto.

Campbell’s project Point of Origin will combine poetry, textile art and quilting to produce multi-textile collages. The works will explore themes of pain and chronic illness, anti-Black violence and Black Excellence, ancestry and legacy and home and belongingness.

“It is an honour to be chosen as the Artist in Residence for the upcoming season. I look forward to growing and broadening my career, and collaborating with Tangled to deepen the conversation surrounding chronically ill and disabled artists in Toronto and beyond.”, says Campbell of the opportunity.