Separates the man from the horse Esther Simmonds MacAdam


French below

4 September – 12 October 2015   |   Artist talk: 7 pm, 4 September 2015

This exhibition is an exploration of public equestrian imagery combined with a fascination for the aesthetics of power and desire. Visitors are immersed in a large-scale charcoal drawing of a sleeping white horse. Viewed in its figurative entirety only from a distance, this work ultimately engulfs visitors in abstract monochromatic forms. With its overhead beams and intermittent posts, this exhibition envisions the main gallery at aceartinc. as a stable.

Cloaked in the fantasies and histories of colonialism, the horse is taken up in this exhibition to propose a framework of empathy. The installation is animated by movement through the space and the multiple readings the figure of the horse engenders.

With many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council


Du 4 septembre au 12 octobre 2015   |   Causerie d’artiste : le 4 septembre 2015

Cette exposition est une exploration de l’imagerie équestre publique combinée avec une fascination pour l’esthétique du pouvoir et du désir. Les visiteurs se trouvent plongés dans un dessin au fusain à grande échelle d’un cheval blanc qui dort. Vue de loin, cette entité figurative enveloppe les visiteurs de formes abstraites monochromatiques. La galerie principale de aceartinc est transformée en étable grâce à des poutres au-dessus de nos têtes et des poteaux intermittents.

Entouré de fantaisies et d’histoires de colonialisme, le cheval dans cette exposition propose un encadrement d’empathie. L’installation est animée par un mouvement à travers l’espace ainsi que les multiples interprétations que la figure du cheval engendre.

Un gros merci au Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.


Vacancy: Finance & Administration Co-Ordinator

TERMS: 35 hours per week, permanent full-time position (with a 6 month probationary period)
SALARY: $32,000 – $34,000 per annum plus benefits
DEADLINE: 5pm, 24 September 2015; late &mailed applications will not be considered
APPLY TO: [email protected],  Subject: Application- FAC

We are seeking an organised, efficient, and cheerful individual who understands and champions Artist Run Centres and contemporary art. This role is both self directed, requiring the ability to prioritize tasks effectively and also involves working in a small, enthusiastic, fierce, and friendly team. As well as fulfilling the essential duties necessary for the organisation’s excellent health, the applicant will enthusiastically tackle the unexpected tasks that sometimes arise in an Artist Run Centre.

Reporting to the Director and to aceartinc.’s Board of Directors, the Finance and Administration Co-Ordinator is responsible for all day-to-day administrative and financial operations of gallery. In this capacity, the Finance and Administration Co-Ordinator will work closely and in tandem with the Director to ensure that aceartinc. fulfils its mandate.

Areas of responsibility include: financial management, including but not limited to budget planning, fundraising, invoicing, deposits, preparation of files for the bookkeeper, preparation of reports to the Board and funders, and payroll; general office administration; corresponding with and disseminating information to artists, members, and the public including assisting with the maintenance of social media platforms; manage the membership database; liaising with other arts organizations, funding agencies and the community; recruiting and supervising volunteers, interns or additional staff; maintaining gallery premises and equipment; assisting with installation and strike of exhibitions as required; and other duties as required by the Director and the Board.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual with strong communication and organisation skills and a strong interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary art.


  • Experience, education, or training in financial management and/or office administration, preferably a background in arts administration
  • Experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations including volunteer experience
  • Previous successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience
  • Familiarity with basic accounting and bookkeeping principles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, editing and time management skills
  • The ability to work independently in a collaborative environment and work some irregular hours
  • A background in contemporary art including education, production, writing, and/or dissemination.

Download a detailed, updated job description : Finance and Administration Co-Ordinator


Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want the job(two pages maximum), along with a resumé (2 pages maximum), to the above e-mail address. Paper applications will not be accepted.

aceartinc. is an equal opportunity employer. The gallery adn office are not wheelchair accessible. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.


Deadline                      24 September 2015

Interview                     6 October 2015

Desired start date      27 October 2015


About aceartinc.
aceartinc. is dedicated to the development, exhibition and dissemination of contemporary art by cultural producers. aceartinc. maintains a commitment to emerging artists and recognizes its role in placing contemporary artists in a larger cultural context. We strive to make art a living force in the community.

aceartinc. maintains a physical space for the public where exploration of the ideas and materials of contemporary art are facilitated through exhibition, events, critical writing, and dialogue.

Among its many objectives, aceartinc. provides concrete opportunities for the professional development of artists, writers, curators, gallery workers, volunteers and members. aceartinc. is committed to prioritizing the peer adjudication process for gallery programming.

aceartinc. is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Manitoba Craft Council presents: Play, Precarity and Survival

July 30 - August 22


Opening reception July 30, 2015 7pm

Exhibition continues July 31-August 22, 2015

Curated by Sigrid Dahle, featuring work by Marcel Dzama, Seema Goel, Rachael Kroeker, Jeannie Mah, Monica Mercedes Martinez, and Brendan Tang. This group exhibition includes artists who consciously use ceramic history, material properties and studio and/or commercial production processes to playfully and incisively explore, resist and/or perform unmoored contemporary identities. How are ever-evolving, cross-generational im/migrant experiences, colonial narratives and hybridized identities – what we customarily call ‘globalization’ – enacted in and through the vibrant discourse that is 21st century ceramics? What is it about this medium that renders it so amenable to supporting these timely and compelling investigations? Explore these questions and more when Play, Precarity and Survival opens this July.

This exhibition was made possible through generous funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the Arts Branch, Province of Manitoba.