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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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Michael Dudeck – 2016 Major Arts Grant

Michael Dudeck is an artist and cultural engineer who decodes dominant cultural mythologies and re-codes them into contemporary fictions. His work is divided into four streams: The Religion Virus [an invented queer religion and prehistory], Punc Arkæology [a pedagogical software system], Crytical Mythopoesis [crypto-fictional meta-mythologies] and The Museum of Artificial Histories [an imaginary institution housing artifacts and alternate information systems]. His practice involves the creation and dissemination of ritual/ceremonial performances, fictional languages, museological installations, the recording and live performance of invented psalms, PowerPoint sermons, scriptural texts and thus far the publication of three original artist monographs : Parthenogenesis (2009), Religion (2012) and The Genesis Complex (2014).…

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Florian Vorreiter – 2016 Major Arts Grant

Florian Vorreiter grew up in Kreuzberg, Berlin. At age fifteen he was mentored in airbrushing technique by visual artist Gernot Bubenik, which left a deep impression on Florian’s visual arts style and technique for years to come.

Florian caught his first glimpse of the wonders of lutherie when he saw his father restore a banjo in Malta, and later when he visited the Tanbur builder and musician Izzedin Temo in his workshop near Troyes, France. Florian then pursued his lutherie studies in Hallstatt, Austria and Markneukirchen, Germany. He immigrated to Canada in 2007.

Florian’s most recent work has explored (and crossed) the very boundaries of contemporary experimental guitar building and performed rigorous scientific research on historical Spanish guitars.…

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Diana Thorneycroft – 2016 Major Arts Grant

Known for making art that hovers on the edge of public acceptance, visual artist Diana Thorneycroft has pursued topics that often challenged her viewing audience.  She arrived on the national art scene in the early 1990s with her highly charged black and white self-portraits photographs that explored issues around sexual identity and the body in pain. From 2005 to 2015 Thorneycroft’s interest in Canadian identity emerged as she completed four different bodies of work that investigated and subverted notions of “Canadian-ness”.

Thorneycroft’s most recent body of work is an installation entitled Herd. A major component is the presentation of 150 plastic toy horses (half of which have been altered), ascending a 40 foot ramp.…

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Méira Cook – 2016 Major Arts Grant

Writer Méira Cook’s first novel, The House on Sugarbush Road (Enfield & Wizenty), won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award in 2013. Her latest novel, Nightwatching (HarperCollins), has recently been nominated for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. She has published five poetry collections, most recently Monologue Dogs (Brick), which has been nominated for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry and for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. She won the CBC Poetry Prize in 2007 and the inaugural Walrus Poetry Prize in 2012. In 2011, she served as Writer in Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, and was the 2013-14 Writer in Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library.…

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Diana Thorneycroft
2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction

Diana Thorneycroft is the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction recipient. The recognition comes with $30,000 for the artist, and is the Manitoba Arts Council’s award for the highest level of excellence and long-term achievements of an artist in Manitoba.

Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft

“Congratulations to Diana for this well-deserved recognition. It is a remarkable achievement to be recognized by your peers and awarded this honour.  It speaks to Diana’s innovative work which continues to provoke thought and expand our understanding of the world that surrounds us.”

Aimée Craft, Chair of the Manitoba Arts Council

Known for making art that hovers on the edge of public acceptance, Thorneycroft has pursued topics that often challenged her viewing audience.…

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Kevin Ei-ichi deForest – 2016 Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency

Kevin Ei-ichi deForest is the artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York from April 15th to June 30th, 2016. Kevin’s work is involved with the representation of hybrid identity, with a focus on his cultural heritage as a suburban Canadian mid-westerner of Japanese and European descent. His primary media of choice has been painting as well as video installation and he has a longstanding engagement with popular culture, particularly pop music. www.kevindeforest.ca

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While in Brooklyn, Kevin will focus on producing a series of paintings that continues his exploration of hapa culture through both pop culture references and the representation of his parents and their mixed race identity.…

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Craig Love – 2016 Basse-Normandie Creative Residency

Craig-Love-ThumbnailCraig Love is the artist-in-residence at Usine UTOPIK from March 15th to April 30th, 2016. Craig is an artist who focuses his energies on painting, drawing, writing and book publishing. He studied Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research, where he attained his MFA in 2004. He has shown his work in galleries in Winnipeg, New York, Toronto, South America, Germany and Australia. He has also had solo and group exhibitions in New York and Istanbul with Susan Inglett. His work has been shown in a U-haul truck, a haunted monastery, the highland landscape of Aberdeenshire, and in a rented room at the Chelsea Hotel.…

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Kevin Nikkel – 2016 Churchill Artists’ Residency

Kevin Nikkel is a writer/producer/director based in Winnipeg, Canada, and is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre February 17 to 29, 2016. His films have reached audiences internationally at festivals, on television, and on the web. His first feature documentary, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, won the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Vancouver’s DOXA Film Festival in 2015. Kevin is an active member of the Winnipeg Film Group and juggles his time between filmmaking, parenting, and teaching. He completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba and has a Master of Adult Education from St.…

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