Le Monde selon Down – Double exhibition

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LE MONDE SELON DOWN
WELLINGTON MUSEUM

Le Monde selon Down shows moments in the daily lives of adults with Down’s syndrome. Day after day, through determination and bravery, these people gain more confidence and overcome one difficulty after another, tirelessly.

Guided by their entourage from an early age, they gradually develop their skills, adapt to their disability, accept their differences and blossom.

Bénédicte Thomas, photographer, is exhibiting a series of her black and white works Le Monde selon Down. This exhibition interacts with the works of artists belonging to the iNDifférence collective, on the theme of portraiture.

TRAITS POUR TRAITS
ESPACE BERNIER

The exhibition Traits pour Traits, created by the collective iNDifference, explores the portrait through painting, sculpture, collage, installation, photography and video. The artworks were created every first Monday of the month, during workshops held at L’Essentiel and La Maisonnée.

The iNDifférence collective gathers artists with or without mental disabilities.                    

With the objective of inclusion, iNDifférence has voluntarily decided not to specify it in its exhibition. An artistic collaboration without labels that resonates with the photographs of the artist Bénédicte Thomas.

11/03/22 – 18/04/22

Free

All audiences

DRAWING WORKSHOPS

Mixed technique “Portrait Discovery” drawing workshops are scheduled from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 30 at the Waterloo Cultural Centre (Espace Bernier) as well as on Saturday, March 26 and Wednesday, April 6 at the Wellington Museum.

Alain Poncelet, painter and draughtsman, and Marie-Esther Verheyen, visual artist and collagist and head of the iNDifférence collective, will lead the workshops for all audiences for 1h30.

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THE PROJECT

The Wellington Museum and the Centre Culturel de Waterloo have collaborated on a number of occasions on various projects such as “Zooming in on Waterloo’s artistic heritage”, “Mur mur” and “Parcours d’artistes”. These collaborations have given rise to a desire to develop numerous artistic, intergenerational and inclusive projects such as the double exhibition currently on display in our premises.

When we asked Bénédicte Thomas to expose her series of photos Le Monde selon Down, it seemed essential to us to create a parallel with artists, disabled or not, with the aim of breaking down barriers and forgetting differences. It was therefore quite natural for us to approach the Waterloo Cultural Centre once again, thanks to which the iNDifference collective was approached. It was with great enthusiasm that the project was welcomed.