Image courtesy of Clare Murphy | 2012
Can you learn all the lies in the world? The King of Syria dedicated his life to it. But everyone is born with seven lies and seven locusts, who could possibly count them all? Join contemporary storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy as she delves into the power of lies. Inspired by Rafik Schami’s book: Damascus Nights and by the recent events in Syria.
Chantel Mierau has generously agreed to the even taking place within her exhibition, Homemaking, which will be open for viewing until 7pm.
Clare is storyteller in residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Cultures at the University of Manitoba this Spring Semester. She returns to London (UK) in May 2013. Originally from Ireland Clare combines the influences of her childhood: theatre and literature with the rich art of storytelling. A physically dynamic storyteller who loves to play with words.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Seating is limited.
Diaspora Ethiopia – Dir. Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
screening at 12:30 pm @Cinematheque, 100 Aurthur*
artist talk at 4:30 pm @aceartinc.**
In Diaspora Ethiopia, the filmmaker envisions what life would have been like if her parents never left their country of origin. This experimental short was filmed in Addis Ababa, Harrar, and Combolcha over a seven-month period during her first visit to Ethiopia.
Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot uses super 8 and 16mm film to explore narratives of diaspora, distance and longing. Themes of gender, queerness and family are ongoing in their work.
*wheelchair accessible venue and washrooms
**regretfully not fully accessible. there is a set of stairs into the building but there is an elevator inside the main entrance to take people to the second floor gallery space.
Thanks to Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism and the generous support of Pattison Outdoor Advertising ace will have ads inside 135 City of Winnipeg buses for the next month and a half. Seven different quotes taken from critical responses to work exhibited over the past 30 years in the gallery have been printed and installed for your pleasure. Can you find them all? And more importantly, what do you think about the quotes, the gallery and contemporary art by emerging artists being presented in our city? We would like to invite you to respond to these ads and begin a dialogue in keeping with the second decade of the 21st century.
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image courtesy of Michelle Elrick | 2012
a poetic of inhabited space created by Michelle Elrick
Notes from the Fort is a series of performance installations that create intimate places in unfamiliar environments through the play act of fort building. Using only existing structures and a suitcase full of hand-crafted materials, each fort is constructed, inhabited noted and dismantled in a live poetic document of sense of place and the origins of home.
Featuring music by Jenny Berkel, David Simard & Brie Neilson & new poetry by Michelle Elrick.
The gallery will be open until midnight during Nuit Blanche, come and check out Doug Smith’s “Catharsis”
That’s right folks! You can check out some fantastic drawings by Winnipeg’s own Doug Smith, and then wander directly into a pop-up version of Into the Music to peruse their immense collection of ultra-affordable LPs and CDs. This partnership between ace and Into the Music will kick off until late during Nuit Blanche and continue throughout October. Gallery hours will be extended from 10-5 Tuesday to Friday and 12-5 Saturday.
Ashlee Bart is a singer songwriter from the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her songs have a simple charm that’ll keep you coming back for more. Ashlee will begin her set shortly after 9pm.
Little Theatre of the Grey Goose & Adhere and Deny present: Duet for a Schizophrenic by Chris Johnson.
Performance starts at 8pm. tickets are $12/ $8 low income.
with the assistance of the Manitoba Arts Council