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Connect with Kerri-Lynn Reeves at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

At its’ heart, Kerri-Lynn Reeves’ work explores the relationship between the social and the material. Stemming from her upbringing on a farm in Southwestern Manitoba. Her work often looks at skill, legacy, and hands-on knowledge. Kerri-Lynn is an arts labourer working as an artist, writer, educator, curator, and organizer. Interested in how the skill of making is situated in our world today, she combines multiple material techniques at a basic level, including various fibre techniques, wood-working, drawing, and watercolour painting with high-tech processes such as digital photography, video, and laser etching.…

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Connect with Kristin Nelson at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

Through a process of examination and re-contextualisation, Kristen transforms mundane subjects into larger social concerns. During her stay at the Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency, she will complete an installation in textiles. This installation will be comprised of the creation/re-production of more than 100 white woven crushed ‘cone style’ paper cups made of cotton and wax. These cotton cups will be woven on a floor loom beforehand, but dipped in wax, assembled and ‘crushed’ while in residence.…

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Connect with Carolyn Mount at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

We will all die. Yet our society no longer knows how to deal with death, grief and mourning. Drawn to the stories and histories that tie one individual to another, Carolyn Mount reveals the interconnectedness that shapes our world. Utilizing a variety of tools and mediums including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, textiles or relational means of expression, Mount gives material form to our social or personal experiences.…

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An Interview with Maurice Mierau, Recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2017 Major Arts Grant

Maurice Mierau has been awarded the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2017 Major Arts Grant. This grant will assist the Winnipeg-based writer to work on the manuscript of his second memoir.

The photo was taken by Alex Kopychko in October 2016 at the front in eastern Ukraine, near Avdiivka. Third from left is Edward Kulinich, a national hero for his volunteer work supporting the Ukrainian army, and for surviving a brutal internment by Russian separatists. Maurice Mierau is on the right, beside his translator, Olga Kalambetova.

Maurice Mierau is the author of Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, which won the 2016 Kobzar Literary Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.…

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Connect with Reva Stone at Riding Mountain National Park

The Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency provides professional artists with an opportunity to be inspired and create their works in the park’s setting. In return these professional artists invite visitors to interact with them and uniquely discover the park through their eyes and works.

Reva Stone uses a variety of digital technologies to make work about how biotechnological and robotic practices are changing the very nature of being human. Her work has included pieces such as Imaginal Expression, an endlessly mutating interactive 3D environment, Carnevale 3.0, a robot that she created to explore ideas about the nature of human consciousness, and Portal, a work that combines custom software, video, robotics and mobile phones to create a work that appears to be thinking.…

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Normandie Artist Adrien Lefebvre in Brandon, Manitoba

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The Manitoba Arts Council, in partnership with Brandon University Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, welcomes sound artist Adrien Lefebvre (www.adrienlefebvre.com) to Manitoba from France for a three-month residency exchange program with La Région Normandie and L’ésam – Ecole Supérieure d’Arts & Médias de Caen/Cherbourg. Working on location at Brandon University, Lefebvre will become immersed in the regional artistic community. The residency extends between September 15 and December 15, 2016, with an exhibition of his work at the Glen P Sutherland Gallery on the Brandon University campus, December 1–15.

The intent of the residency exchange program for visual artists is to facilitate the processes of creation and experimentation, in the context of international exchange and networking.…

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Laurelyn Whitt – Churchill Artists’ Residency 2016

cover_tether_laurelyn-whitt-webLaurelyn Whitt’s poems appear in various, primarily North American, journals. She is the author of four poetry collections, including Interstices (Logan House) which won the Holland Prize, and Tether (Seraphim Editions) which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She lives in Minnedosa, Manitoba and teaches Native Studies at Brandon University.

Residency Project

Laurelyn will be working on her current poetry manuscript, Adagio for the Horizon, in which she explores borders and boundaries. The Adagio poems explore the significance of horizons for us as a species, as cultural and historical beings, and as individuals bounded by communities of different sorts – human and otherwise.…

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Alexandra Elliott – Iceland Performing Arts Residency 2016

Born and raised in Winnipeg Alexandra Elliott is a dedicated contemporary dance artist, whose dances have been produced in Winnipeg, New York, Toronto, and Edmonton. Alexandra remains humble with a commitment to learn from her seniors and peers. She cycles to her studio every week, year round, to make work that is physically demanding and emotionally charged, and not one day is taken for granted. Alexandra looks forward to a one-month residency in Iceland this July.

Residency Project

Alexandra recently spent two weeks with Tedd Robinson, one of Canada’s most prolific dance artists and mentors.…

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Leanne Zacharias – Churchill Artists’ Residency 2016

Cellist Leanne Zacharias is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose dynamic practice features new music, site-specific performance and collaboration with artists of all stripes. She curates Music for Spaces, reimagining public and natural space with sound, and is on faculty at the Brandon University School of Music.

Residency Project

As a cellist and performing artist, much of my creative and performance practice is site-specific, exploring intersections between place and sound. I also seek to bring audiences closer to an environment through performance. In residency at the CNSC, I intend to create an installment of my ongoing performance project Music for Spaces unique to the place – created for and influenced by the community and region.…

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Leanne Zacharias – Iceland Performing Arts Residency 2016

Cellist Leanne Zacharias is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose dynamic practice features new music, site-specific performance and collaboration with artists of all stripes. She curates Music for Spaces, reimagining public and natural space with sound, and is on faculty at the Brandon University School of Music.

Residency Project

As a cellist and performing artist, much of her creative and performance practice is site-specific, exploring intersections between place and sound. Leanne also seeks to bring audiences closer to an environment through performance. While at the Nes Artist Residency, Leanne will continue to draw links between place and sound with her ongoing Music for Spaces performance project.…

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Jeanne Randolphe – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Jeanne Randolph

Jeanne Randolph is the author of five books on contemporary Canadian arts and two books on contemporary mass culture. Her many publications for journals and contributions to books reflect a fascination with art’s context: technology, ethics, advertising, spectator sports and mass entertainment.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: September 26 to October 9

Only thirty telephone booths still exist in Manitoba. Travelling with her IPhone Jeanne has taken photographs of every one of them. She was compelled to find and to document every one that remains, knowing that these modernist structures could easily be forgotten, in spite of their significance in comics, film and personal lives.  …

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Jesse Krause – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Born to a minister and a biologist, Jesse Krause was moved to creative curiosity from a young age. As a composer, Krause’s work is diverse, ranging from eccentric rock opera to sacred choral music. He is currently writing and building for Geräuschbiest, an innovative ensemble dedicated to the exploration of music through new instruments.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: September 19 to 25
Jesse Krause will be composing music based on the forest floor and the fungi that live there.…

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Lindsey Bond – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Lindsey Bond’s photographic work explores socio-geographic issues in Canada. She creates pervasive imagery that exposes our need to reconnect with the ground we live on. Recently, Lindsey was a guest artist on Train of Thought, a community arts journey across Canada, focusing on collaborations and alliances between First Nation and settler artists and communities. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. www.lindseybond.ca

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: September 5 to 18

During her residency, Lindsey will be working on Negotiating Spaces: Ghost Lines, a series of photographs and collected anecdotes investigating defunct rail-lines in Manitoba.…

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Donna Besel – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Donna Besel grew up in Whiteshell Provincial Park and self-identifies as a boreal writer. She loves writing of all kinds, and leads workshops for all ages. Her first book, Lessons from a Nude Man, a collection of short stories, was published by Hagios Press in 2015 and earned a fourth place spot on McNally Robinson’s list of 2015 bestsellers.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: August 22 to September 4

During her time at Deep Bay, Donna plans to rewrite and edit seventeen linked short stories called Stories from Lost Lake set in a fictional wilderness community .

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Charlene Van Buekenhout – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Charlene is an actor, writer and producer of theatre based in Winnipeg. Her recent work with her company Echo Theatre has been experimenting with how audiences and performers interact with, and experience, live art. Recent works include plays produced in The Dalnavert Museum and the Ralph Connor House in Winnipeg, using stationary and promenade-style staging.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: August 8 to 21

While in residence, Charlene will be working on a new play The Hunt (working title).…

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Michelle Wilson- 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Michelle Wilson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa in 2005, and graduated with highest honours from the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa in 2008. Recently, she successfully defended her thesis, ANIMA: Visual Art as a Vehicle for Exploring Other Modes of Relatedness and graduated from the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba. Her recent new media work Speciation Dance has received funding from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: July 25 to August 7

While there, Michelle will work with local naturalists to make audio and visual recordings of the park’s bison herd.…

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Angeline Schellenberg – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Angeline Schellenberg’s first collection, Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books), is coming in September 2016.  Her chapbook, Roads of Stone, was published by Alfred Gustav Press in 2015. Her poetry appears in various journals including Prairie Fire, CV2, TNQ, Rhubarb, Room, Grain, and Geez.  Her poem, “Black with a Vengeance”, was shortlisted for Arc’s 2015 Poem of the Year.  Angeline lives in Winnipeg with her husband, two teenagers, and a German shepherd/corgi.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: July 11 to 24

During her residency, Angeline Schellenberg will work on her collection of prose poems about colour, The Spectral Existence of Magenta. …

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Di Brandt – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Di Brandt is an internationally-renowned, award-winning poet, and editor/author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, creative essays and literary criticism. Her bestselling first collection of poetry, questions i asked my mother, was re-issued in 2015 in a 30th anniversary edition, with a tribute essay by Tanis MacDonald. Her latest poetry title is Walking to Mojacar, with French and Spanish translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: June 27 to July 10

Di Brandt will be writing a creative non-fiction piece trying to find traces of her long-deceased father at Riding Mountain National Park.…

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Grant Guy – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Grant Guy

Grant Guy is a playwright, writer and director who has worked for theatres in Winnipeg and across Canada. He was the recipient of  MAC’s Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction in 2004. Guy is a writer of western fiction with the publication of his book On The Bright Side Of Down.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: June 13 to 26
While at Deep Bay, Grant Guy will be developing his monologue based on the life and lies of Calamity Jane. For Guy, the characters of the Old West have reached mythological levels, and Calamity Jane is one of those characters that has been recreated over and over again, most recently in the TV series, Deadwood.…

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Suzie Smith – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Suzie Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg. She graduated with a Bachelor of fine Arts from Concordia University in 2004 and a Masters of Fine Arts from The Glasgow School of Art in 2011. She has shown nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects in Winnipeg.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: May 30 to June 12

In the past few years, Suzie has become increasingly interested in artist books and zines.…

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