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Celebrating Community Resilience – Kickoff Event

September 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm PDT

Let’s come together through art to celebrate the personal strengths and resilience of our community!

What is Resilience? 

Resilience is the ability to adapt to life’s challenges and weather the storm. We all have unique inner strengths. Some of us take part in activities, or have special people or animals in our lives that help us to be resilient. 

You are invited to create a self portrait that reveals your resilience that’s been masked since 2020.

This is your chance to consider, share, and celebrate your personal strengths and the resilience you have cultivated over the past year with our community! Your artwork will become part of a community art project that will continue over the course of the next few weeks to allow time for as many community members as possible to participate. The project will conclude with a free exhibition of the created artworks at the Bateman Gallery for the community to come and celebrate our resilience together.

Kickoff Event: Wednesday Sept 1st from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Our in house Art Therapist, Kaitlin McManus, will be set up outside of the gallery to facilitate this free wellness activity with all materials provided.

Note: Should there be inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the gallery and artmaking will continue!

You can download the activity sheet and start working on your art project from home! Or stop by the gallery, we have a printed copy for you! Some optional questions to consider in preparation for the event:

What is a personal strength that you possess? 

What has offered you comfort or support over the past year?

What has helped you to be resilient during these challenging times? 

What words of comfort would you like to share with our community?


Bateman Foundation

(250) 940-3630

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Bateman Gallery

300-470 Belleville St
Victoria, BC V8V 1W9 Canada
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