Deep Bay

Diana Thorneycroft – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Diana Thorneycroft is in residence at the Deep Bay cabin from August 31 to Septembre 13.

The Artist — Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. After teaching as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art for 25 years, in 2010 been focusing on her studio practice full time. Thorneycroft has gallery representation in Los Angeles, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, London (Ontario) and Paris.

Residency Project — In 2012 Thorneycroft began altering plastic toy horses, and to date, has completed over 5 dozen.…

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Angeline Schellenberg is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin July 20 – August 2

angeline-schellenbergThe Artist: Angeline is a Winnipeg poet anticipating the launch of her first collection with Brick Books in fall 2016. She won third prize in the 2014 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest and was shortlisted for Arc‘s 2015 Poem of the Year. Angeline’s poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, CV2, TNQ, Rhubarb, Room, Geez, The Society, anthologies, and her recent chapbook Roads of Stone.

Residency Project: Angeline will divide her time between final edits on her 100-page book of poems about mothering children on the autism spectrum and the creation of new poems about her Mennonite grandparents – playing with childhood memories, love letters, genealogies, old photographs, and images from nature.…

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Curtis Wiebe – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Curtis Wiebe is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin August 10 – 23

The Artist: Curtis Wiebe is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker. Identifiable by flights of the fantastic in settings of winter forests and prairie landscapes, Wiebe’s art is full of imaginative characters brought to life as puppets and elaborate costumes.  He has won the award for best Manitoba short film twice at the Gimli film festival and has had his short films screened at festivals all over the world including New York, Germany, France, Israel and Serbia.

Residency Project: Curtis will be mixing different media with filmmaking techniques in a series of tableaux that feature the natural setting of Riding Mountain National Park as the backdrop.…

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Maggie Ross – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

maggie handbuilding by tim froese

Maggie Ross is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin September 14 – 20

The Artist: Maggie Ross is a photographer who became a ceramicist, and then thought, “Why choose?” She received an interdisciplinary BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2008. Equally passionate about community arts programming and community gardens, Maggie lives in Winnipeg (though her heart is in rural Manitoba!) and is an active member of The Edge Clay Centre.

Residency Project: Forest Bride is a new body of ceramic work exploring the ancient and inextricable connection between women, pottery, and plants. Maggie will be producing a sculptural piece using hand building techniques influenced by local traditional Woodland pottery production and decorated using flora and found objects from the site.…

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Tracy Peters – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency


Tracy Peters is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin September 21 – October 4

The Artist: Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based artist who uses photography, video and installation to explore the ways that organic and human-built environments overlap. In the past year, Tracy has had solo exhibitions at aceartinc. in Winnipeg, the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtney, B.C., and The Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, where she has recently completed an international residency through a partnership with Void Gallery.

Residency Project: Tracy will create a new series of photo-lumen prints inspired by the decline and regeneration of a forest floor.…

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Daniel Koulack – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Daniel-Koulack,-Manitoba-Music-Photo-Sean-McManus-square-webThe Artist: Daniel Koulack a respected multi-instrumentalist and multi-genre performer in the Canadian Music scene. Daniel’s music can be heard on his two albums of original instrumental music for five string banjo Clawhammer Your Way To The Top, and Life On A String. Both of these recordings were nominated for Juno s in the Best Roots/Traditional category.

Residency Project: During his stay at Deep Bay Daniel will be writing new music for the five string banjo.

Meet the Artist: Friday August 28th at 2 p.m. at the Lawn Bowling Greens. At the meet the artist event, Daniel will play both brand new and old compositions for the banjo, and will discuss the unique properties of the 5 string banjo as well as his own “artistic process”.…

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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 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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Chantel Emond (french press) – Deep Bay 2013

AUGUST 12 – 25


Chantel Emond (aka french press) is an indie-pop songwriter currently gathering material for her debut album. This Winnipeg-born artist first began her career studying jazz vocals in Toronto, where she also formed The O’Darling, a band with whom she toured throughout the country. After completing her studies in music, Chantel travelled overseas, singing on stages in Thailand and Morocco. Upon her return to Canada, she settled back into her hometown, where she is busy developing her musical catalogue and performing.

Residency Project : During her stay at the Deep Bay cabin, Chantel will write new songs and continue to shape works-in-progress for her debut album.…

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Kevin Nikkel – Deep Bay 2013

MAY 27- JUNE 9


Kevin Nikkel has completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba and a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. His dramatic, animated, and documentary films have played at international film festivals, on television and on the Web. Kevin has contributed to the success of Playing in Traffic, Catacomb Microcinema, the Winnipeg Cinematheque, and the Winnipeg Film Group. He juggles his time between filmmaking, parenting, and teaching.

Residency project: Kevin’s current project centres on a silent film, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, which was shot by the Hudson’s Bay Company between 1919 and 1920.…

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Alexandra Elliott – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency



Alexandra is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She studied at the School of Contemporary Dancers from the age of four years until she graduated in 2004 from the company’s Professional Program and the University of Winnipeg with a BA Honours degree. Alexandra was a company dancer with Ruth Cansfield Dance Company for four years before joining Young Lungs Dance Exchange to pursue choreography. She is now the artistic director of her own company, Alexandra Elliott Dance.

Residency project: Alexandra will work on developing a 15-minute dance piece entitled Get Served. In this work, she will be depicting seven specific customers she used to serve in restaurants where she worked.…

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Michael Boss – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency



Michael is an artist and educator from Winnipeg. His artwork has been exhibited across Canada, and in the United States, Australia, Germany, and Ukraine. Michael has been an assistant professor at Mount Allison and Lakehead universities, head of education at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon), and head of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio.

Residency project: Michael has been working on The Motorcycle Project for 50 years and will continue this work while in residence at the Deep Bay cabin. The drawings explore motorcycle culture, its component parts, history, and mythology.

Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 pm
Deep Bay Cabin, Ta-Wa-Pit Drive, Wasagaming

Calling all riders, non-riders, wannabe riders, and art lovers!…

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Megan D. Krause – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency



Megan has completed her BA in International Development at Canadian Mennonite University and, more recently, her BFA Honours in painting at the University of Manitoba. In September 2012, she was selected to participate in the year-long Foundation Mentorship Program offered by MAWA. Megan is represented by Gurevich Fine Art, at which she had a solo exhibition in September 2013. Megan also teaches at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio program.

Residency project: As an artist who has mainly worked indoors, Megan is looking forward to painting a series of watercolour and acrylic studies of the natural environment of Riding Mountain National Park.…

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Treasure Waddell – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

AUGUST 18-31


Treasure is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, yoga teacher, and pranassage practitioner who hails from Winnipeg. As a dance artist, she performed for 11 years with the Ruth Cansfield Dance Company. She has also danced in the works of Karen Kuzak for TRIP Dance Company, Christina Medina for @tendance, Ali Robson, Brianna Stark, Rachel Browne, and in her own choreography. Her recent choreography includes In Sight Of and Ordinary Acts.


Residency project: Treasure will be working on her new dance piece based on the character and stories of Pippi Longstocking. During her residency, Treasure will be joined by dancer Ali Robson, who dances the role of Pippi.…

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Shaun Morin – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency



Shaun graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BFA in 2003. His works have been shown across Canada and the US in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Shaun was a member of Too Sicks, a Winnipeg art collective whose distribution method was random installations of street art to enhance public spaces.

Residency project: While at the cabin, Shaun and Melanie will work on a body of small mixed-media works on canvas and will start a collaboration of miniature sculptures made with a variety of materials, including wood carving, polymer clay, wax, plaster, and acrylic paint.…

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Mike Maryniuk – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency



Mike was born in Winnipeg but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. His work is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren, and Stan Brakhage. Mike approaches filmmakingas folk art, layering his films with personal stories, an appreciation for the underdog, subtle political topics, and fun formalism.

Residency project: While in residence, Mike will be continuing his rural-themed documentary work. He will take full advantage of the clearness of the lake to experiment with underwater filming, and will explore the Riding Mountain area with the same inquisitive nature he brings to all his work.…

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Johanne Gingras – 2014 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

JUNE 23-29

RWB School Teacher Training Program Director

Johanne is a graduate of the National Ballet School Teacher Training Program and joined the RWB School in 1984. She holds Licentiate teaching qualifications with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. As a choreographer, Joanne has created numerous pieces for the RWB School’s Professional Division and has also choreographed several productions for the Manitoba Opera Association. She is highly sought-after as an international guest teacher.

Residency project: Arlene and Johanne will be working on completing curriculum documents for the RWB School. Fundamental to the success of the school is the development of curriculum that clearly outlines the methods adapted by the RWB.…

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