Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba: kelly haydon: we are not separate, May 6 - 31

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

kelly haydon: we are not separate

Opening May 6, 2022 from 6pm-8pm. Up in-person until May 31, 2022 at 102-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg

Contact: Jenel Shaw, (204)-336-2366


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haydon is a visual artist based on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Lands (Vancouver) whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It has garnered awards, been held in collections, projected onto buildings and published in books and journals.

This exhibition consists of etchings, silkscreen, and relief prints that are gathered around the idea that we are not separate from the natural world. Threaded through the works is a life-long yearning for a more balanced world that holds every voice and cherishes all living beings. In these images the natural world and our internal world comingle, evoking feelings, questions and wonderment.

Having a physical disability compels the artist to lead life at a much slower pace, residing in a place of stillness where connections that would otherwise be obscured by busyness can be experienced. The art is informed by this quiescence.


This is a poster advertising a show of artwork by kelly haydon. In plain black text in the top left corner is the show's title: WE ARE NOT SEPARATE. Below, smaller lettering reads: "opens May 6, 2022, 102-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg, and". The poster's aesthetic consists of layered slices from kelly haydon's various prints. In the top image, the head and shoulders of a snowy owl is visible, white and black against a rose-coloured background. Directly below is a slim slice of another print consisting of some nonsensical typewritten text, and a short zipper. The third image 'layer' is the largest; against a dusty grey backdrop, a delicate white tree grows upwards from the stomach of a white figure prone on the ground. kelly haydon's name in large black text is positioned against the tree trunk. The figure appears to be lying on the next image slice, a black and white brick office building against an azure sky. The final, bottom image, is a print of a black and white brick building against a yellow background, with a herd of black bison silhouettes ambling by in the foreground. The logos of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Canada Council for the Arts are in the bottom corner.