First Friday Lecture: Access and Inclusivity by Nikki Brasseur

  • Friday, December 2, 2022
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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Join us in person or online.

The way galleries traditionally exhibit visual art is grounded in a system of exclusion. To move beyond ableist conventions, there must be alternatives. In this lecture, Nikki Brasseur discusses her disability, practice, and how accessible options for inclusion can be employed by artists and art spaces. These methods were utilized during her practicum with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba working on Crip Strength, the exhibition up at MAWA in November and early December.

Zoom link:

Online broadcasts will feature ASL translation. Within a couple of weeks, the First Friday Lectures will be posted with captioning and ASL at

Join us following the lecture for MAWA's holiday party!

Free, everyone welcome! Please wear a mask if attending in person. Zoom link:

  • Photo of Nikki Brasseur

    Nikki Brasseur (she/her) is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Treaty 1 territory. Her mixed media sculpture, installation and audio recordings speak to her lived experience with physical and cognitive disabilities. For her undergrad thesis, she focussed on the lack of accessibility in institutions and art spaces. By pursuing a Masters in Cultural Studies and Curatorial Practices, she hopes to advocate for the access and inclusion of artists and patrons in disabled and othered communities.