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A celebration of the Manitoba arts community!

Patrick Dunford is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin August 3 – 9

patrick-dunford-webThe Artist: Patrick is a Winnipeg-based artist who has an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.

Residency Project: Patrick will work on a series of paintings and drawings that focus on the natural and human-made landscapes of Riding Mountain National Park. His work draws on both direct observation and subjective experiences of nature and place. Patrick will explore the sites of work camps built for conscientious objectors and German POWs in the park, and look at how these have influenced its material and cultural history. He spends part of each year working as a tree-planter in B.C., and this experience informs a sense of the power and agency of nature present in his art.…

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Alison Davis is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin July 6 – 19

alison-davis-webThe Artist: Alison Davis is an animator based in Winnipeg. While she always produces work frame-by-frame, her animated shorts range far and wide in both subject and technique. From personal experience to fantastical worlds, narrative to experimental, digitally refined to entirely hand drawn, her works explore the vast imaginative and visual possibilities of animation as a medium.

Residency Project: Alison will be researching and developing a series of experimental, hand-painted, animated sequences on the subject of parasites, the process by which one organism uses the body of another to further its own survival while returning nothing to the host. Using parasitism as the focal point, the project will explore the porous, permeable and multi-faceted nature of the body and by extension the pliability of the mind.…

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Kelsey Braun is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin June 8 – 21

kelsey-braun-webThe Artist: Kelsey experiments using sound and moving image to investigate the relationship between identity, memory, and environment. The constructs produced seek an alternate landscape for either escape or active reflection, and take the form of installation, performance, recording, or single and multi-channel video.

Residency Project: Kelsey will be working towards a number of on-going projects, including a multiple-channel sound installation taking place at Video Pool (Winnipeg) in July using recordings of wind. As well, Kelsey will be exploring areas of geographical interest within the park to perform small sound interventions and document the results.

Meet the Artist: Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m.…

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Ariel Gordon is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin June 22 – July 4

The Arariel-gordon-webtist: Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of poetry, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Residency Project: Ariel will be working on creative non-fiction about urban forests. The essays use Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Forest, a never-developed tract of aspen parkland in Charleswood, as a springboard to talking about our attitudes towards urban/nature, from invasive species like purple loosestrife and leaping carp to urban adaptors like the coyotes living in our garages and the deer stripping our gardens.…

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Janelle Hacault – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

janelle-hacaultThe Artist: Janelle is a professional contemporary dance artist and an educator based in Winnipeg. From Flin Flon, Manitoba, she is a graduate of the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg. Janelle is co-founder of TheDancePost.org and co-founder/general manager of Nova Dance Collective.

Residency Project: Janelle will be researching movement for a new contemporary dance piece alongside her dancer/collaborator, Hilary Crist, exploring the struggle of confronting oneself. Since the passing of her mother in 2012, Janelle’s obsession with the afterlife and the question of who we really are and where we are headed has haunted her.…

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Performance: When the night slipped on us, même pas peur

Performance by Romuald Dumas-Jandolo.

Friday, May 1st, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
RAW : Gallery of Architecture and Design
290 McDermot Avenue

Poster imageThe Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to invite you to When the night slipped on us, même pas peur, a performance by Romuald Dumas-Jandolo.

Romuald is an artist from the Basse-Normandie Region of France participating in a month-long artist residency hosted by MAC.

This performance is being presented as part of an artist exchange program designed to develop new relationships between artists in Basse-Normandie and Manitoba.

MAC has had the pleasure of welcoming to Manitoba three artists from the Basse-Normandie region of France for a month-long residency, this April.…

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Opening Reception: Through Landscape Architect’s Eyes

Exhibition by INITIAL paysagistes

Friday, April 24th, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
La Maison des artistes visuels francophones
219 Provencher Boulevard

Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 24th to Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

The Manitoba Arts Council is pleased to invite you to Through landscape architect’s eyes, an exhibition by INITIAL paysagistes.

INITIAL paysagistes is Lucie Poirier and Joséphine Billey, two artists from the Basse-Normandie region of France participating in a month-long artist residency hosted by MAC.

This exhibition is presented as part of an artist exchange program designed to develop new relationships between artists in Basse-Normandie and Manitoba.

The opening reception for Through landscape architect’s eyes will take place on Friday April 24th, 7:00 p.m.…

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The Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) congratulates Reva Stone, recipient of the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts!

Manitoba artist Reva Stone is among eight recipients of this prestigious award recognizing artistic achievement and outstanding contributions in visual and media arts. The Award, which was presented by Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on April 8, comes with a $25,000 cash prize, a unique bronze medallion created by the Canadian Mint, and an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

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Photo: Canada Council for the Arts / Danielle Sturk

Reva Stone is a celebrated contemporary Canadian artist recognized for decades of innovative work exploring relationships between interactive technologies and the human condition. She has dedicated herself to service in Manitoba’s arts community through mentorship and volunteerism, notably at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art).…

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The 2015 Regional Juried Art Show Schedule is now available

Each year six regional juried art shows are supported by the Manitoba Art’s Council’s Juried Art Shows program. This year’s shows occur in the Norman, Westman, Central, Interlake and Parkland regions of Manitoba. In each region, the shows are presented by communities that are part of a rotating schedule that allows them to host on a 2-3 year cycle.

2015 REGIONAL JURIED SHOW SCHEDULE
Norman
Gillam, Manitoba
April 21-25
Westman
Neepawa, Manitoba
April 23-25
Central Region
Morden, Manitoba
April 29-30
Interlake
Gimli, Manitoba
May 8-10
Parkland
Russell, Manitoba
May 8-10

The Grants for Juried Shows program is available to provide partial support to not-for-profit galleries and cultural organizations for the development and presentation of juried shows. …

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Changes have been made to the Travel and Professional Development Program Application with Guidelines – March 2015

Revisions to guidelines reflect MAC’s commitment to effective, equitable, and efficient grant making while responding to the needs of Manitoba artists and communities.

The Travel/Professional Development Grant provides support to professional artists and arts administrators and professional community arts practitioners to attend or participate in activities related to the development of their practice/careers.

What has changed?

  • There are now FOUR deadlines each year year instead of three. The deadline dates are February 10th, May 10th, September 10th, and November 10th.
  • Make sure you have downloaded and reviewed the updated program application forms.
  • Please note the General Guidelines have recently been updated.

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Reception to Welcome Artists from Basse-Normandie, France

Thursday, April 2, 2015  –  5:00pm to 7:00pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 460 Portage Avenue

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and the Manitoba Arts Council are pleased to invite you to a reception welcoming three artists, Lucie Poirier, Joséphine Billey, and Romuald Jandolo-Dumas, from the Basse-Normandie region of France. The artists will be in Winnipeg for the month of April participating in an artist residency. The reception will take place on Thursday April 2, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

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Changes have been made to the Travel and Professional Development Program Application with Guidelines

Revisions to guidelines reflect MAC’s commitment to effective, equitable, and efficient grant making while responding to the needs of Manitoba artists and communities.

The Travel/Professional Development Grant provides support to professional artists and arts administrators and professional community arts practitioners to attend or participate in activities related to the development of their practice/careers.

What has changed?

  • There are now FOUR deadlines each year year instead of three. The deadline dates are February 10th, May 10th, September 10th, and November 10th.
  • Make sure you have downloaded and reviewed the updated program application forms.
  • Please note the General Guidelines have recently been updated.

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