Beginning with individual stories, memories, personal histories, neighbourhood geographies and cultural identities and traditions, Mabelle artists work with community members of all ages and backgrounds to create work in a variety of disciples including textile, environmental and research-based visual art, site-specific performance and public art. As our relationships with and connection to community members deepens, the artworks we're co-creating are indelibly imprinted with the memories and experiences we are building together. We begin to co-create visual archetypes, a performance vocabulary and overall themes that are neighbourhood-specific and reflect relationship and collaborative creation.
MABELLEarts is driven by its love of people and fascination with neglected and forgotten places. We make art and build environments that foster community regeneration and invention. We cultivate long-term relationships that reveal the transformative possibilities within each unique site, neighbourhood and community. We celebrate cultural traditions, differences and points of connection that help spark collaboration as a creative force for change. We reframe existing social and environmental conditions to make space for new ways of being together.