Creative Commons Wall

Part 1) see what we are saying here

Adam | Akil | Alexander | Anna | Anisa | Avayin | Bram | Charlie | Charlise | Cole | Evan | Idris | James | Jeremiah | Joshua | Josiah | Larisa | Naomi | Olly | Ruth | Shiloh | Sophia | Temi | Zechariah

created visual art and poetry during a series of workshops led by Klyde Broox and Nathan Eugene Carson in collaboration with Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association of Hamilton (ACCA).

Their imagery suggests possibilities for creative and supportive interplay between persons and places, while portraying the written word as an echo of the spoken word. Nathan and Klyde guided participants through an online process which blended analog and digital techniques to read images as text and treat texts as images.  This artwork illustrates connections between drawing and writing, it embodies ideas about “painting” scenes with words, and approaches the paintbrush as a pen; cursor as scissors or chisel; poetry as verbal painting; and drawing, painting, sculpting as storytelling. 


Part 2) coming soon: image/poem and painting by

Klyde Broox

“I write with my voice…” Jamaican born and groomed dubpoet, Klyde Broox has been based in Hamilton, Ontario, since the 1990s. Klyde is internationally recognized for “a socially-instrumental artistic practice informed by principles of community engagement and popular education.” Since the 1980s, Broox has done numerous international readings, workshops, and guest lectures. His writing has been published in various anthologies, reviews, journals and books.

Nathan Eugene Carson

 BFA OCAD, lives and works in Hamilton. His drawings and paintings have been shown at Verso Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Gallery One (Toronto), and at Oswald Gallery and Carnegie Gallery (Hamilton). Carson’s work was featured at the AGO First Thursdays, with the RBC Emerging Artists Projects and StreetARToronto. Recent exhibitions include a major solo project at the Power Plant, and an installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Part 3) Open Panels

 In addition to the collective panels with images by youth and professional artists, a “Creative Commons Wall” invites continued contributions. Two panels on the wall will be primed twice a year, so that local youth may continue to add new artwork. 

Initiating the “Open Commons” is a mural created by students from W.H.Ballard in a workshop production with visual artist Dámarys Sepúlveda.

Images from on line sketching workshop: Aiden, Chelsi, Isis, Jorja, Lyla, Madison, Paige, Sadie and Trinity.