805-4821 is a trans coming out story.
it’s also about the 80,000 words of facebook messages
my best friend and i wrote each other one fall.
it’s also about hamlet and trauma and having a feeling.
it’s also about my mom.
it’s mostly performed using an overhead projector
and it’s mostly performed in silence.
welcome to the movies.

created and performed by davis plett
edited by gislina patterson


The Ugly at aceartinc. (290 mcdermot ave, 2nd floor)

nov 15 / 8pm
nov 16 / 8pm
nov 17 / 8pm
nov 17 / 10pm
nov 18 / 8pm

doors 30 minutes to showtime   |   performances are approx 60 minutes

tix are pay what you can afford, CASH ONLY, and can be reserved at
or 204-805-4821 (do you want to txt me some time?)


this movie contains strong language
and textual representations
of physical, imagined, and systemic violence.
there’s a lot of shit about bodies, trauma,
and a kind of weird take on gender stuff.
there’s also, like, a LOT of stuff about ME.
if you have any particular questions, pls contact me.

aceartinc. is not a fully physically accessible space.
there’s a set of 2 stairs
then another set of 7 stairs before the elevator.
gallery staff are happy to assist however possible.
pls call ahead (204-944-9763)
to make any special arrangements.
full physical accessibility information can be found at

also note that 99% of this performance
is projected text without sound

ace is participating with a table holding some merch and publications by us and associated artists…

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s PRAIRIE ART BOOK FAIR
September 7-9, 2018
• book fair • book launches • artist multiples • periodicals • workshops • readings •

image caption: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, Acrylic on panel, 2018.

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely excited to present our inaugural Prairie Art Book Fair September 7-9, 2018. As a means to acknowledge the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus on the Prairies, the weekend will showcase over twenty-nine exhibitors and present numerous events with highlights including collaborative hole punch drawing with Winnipeg born artist Micah Lexier; a talk connecting DIY tattooing and artist multiples by Maxine Proctor (Director and Co-founder of the Toronto Art Book Fair and Managing Editor of BlackFlash Magazine), and a workshop with key presenter Jeff Khonsary (Co-Founding and Artistic Director of Fillip and Director of New Documents) on alternative book fair models, looking at the economics and social space of the book fair model itself.

Explore diverse and accomplished publications from over twenty-five publishers, artists, and galleries ranging from zines, catalogues, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals.

DF  /  Alder & Ash  /  D-Ann Kuby  

11 July 2018, 6pm

Looped saxophone with audio-reactive light installations and visuals. Spacious, pulsing, emotive, and bright.

Alder & Ash
A counterpoint of two extremes. The music lies in stillness, introversion, and penitence. It lies in violence, cacophony, and angst. Alder & Ash plays cello with loop pedal to create improvised minimal classical music, with influence of doom metal, ambient, post-rock and noise.

D-Anne Kuby
Dance artist D-Anne Kuby will play with the sounds of Adrian (Alder and Ash) and Dustin (DF) for her second ever rendition of “let’s be honest – an improvisation regarding all that we can be absolutely certain of”. She also plans to present “Sarah minus Russell and without the poem”.

On Saturday May 12th, at aceartic. in the spirit of Paris is Burning, QPOC & Like That threw the second La Macha ball! A full evening of celebration of queerness you will never forget. This year had seven categories for your nerves, all judged by their Majesty, MANGHOE LASSI and QPOC royalty. aceartinc. is the spot, doors at 10pm, $10 sliding scale donation to get in to the event. DJ Slow Grind and Wanda G are your DJs and La Macha is going to be FIRE.

ace is proudly hosting this year’s send+receive. BUT not all the gigs are at ace- for a full listing go here.

Local legend, Joel Mierau will be giving a rare performance at ace on the occassion of alto saxophnoist, Brodie West’s, first Winnipeg concert. The gig starts promptly… it’s really a special, unique event.


Joel Mierau is an artist and sound engineer working in Winnipeg. whose work is informed by his intimate perception of subtle changes in sounds. This is a theme that influences + reoccurs throughout his work, often in the use of long tones and discrete movement.

Alto saxophonist Brodie West’s fascination in sound has taken him from Alexandra Park to Addis Ababa.

Originally hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia, jazz studies at Humber College brought Brodie to Toronto. Emerging as a member of Zebradonk, Deep Dark United and Drumheller, he was soon in demand as a featured guest, adding his spirit to recordings ranging from Broken Social Scene’s seminal You Forgot It in People to more recent appearances with Jennifer Castle, Snowblink and Tasseomancy. Studies at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory with Misha Mengelberg lead to musical encounters with percussionist Han Bennink as well as The Ex, culminating in two tours to Ethiopia and the group’s collaborative recordings with Getatchew Mekuria.

Image: Chris Boni


Another hullabaloo of contemporary art, artists, and performance- the aceartinc. members’ show! Become a member and take part!

Come to the launch party at 8pm – midnight on 29 September. There’ll be performances, the opportunity to buy work on show, and DJs. 100% of the sale goes to the artist.

This year, ace is partnering with Blackspace Winnipeg. Black visual artists and those of colour are encouraged to take part in the members’ show and become a part of a larger artist community and use the resources that are available. ace and Blackspace’s goal is to highlight Black visual artists with the hope to foster diversity and inclusion for Winnipeg’s art scene. Nuit Noire will be taking place at ace the day after Carte Blanche.

Benefit for Justice for Errol

A night of good sounds in support of the Justice for Errol group. Performers:

Burden: deconstructed piano legends

Rosa Reaper: vocal loop blair witch project

Hypat1a: dreamy fearie experiments for laying around

Funds raised at this show will go towards the costs associated with the inquest into the murder of Errol Greene at the winnipeg remand centre in May last year. Though Errol’s widow Rochelle was granted standing at the inquest, the state does not provide any funding for legal representation, or other costs such as childcare, etc. Please consider making a generous donation, as costs will be very high, and no amount of benefit shows will make any significant dent in that bill. More information about the case will be available at the event, and a link to a pamphlet put together by the J4E group is posted in the comments on this event page.

Show starts early! please arrive on time! doors at 7pm, show is 8pm-10:30pm SHARP.
Suggested donation of $8, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ace art is not an physically accessible venue, for this we apologize.
See you all there! For any questions please contact us through the J4E page, thank you.
Big thanks to Ace Art for their generous donation of the space to host the event ♥♥♥

please also share this gofundme with your networks, and donate generously:

Image: Kelly Campbell


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7pm, Friday 5 May 2017, free

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Proudly presented by the Winnipeg Underground Film Fest and Ace Art Inc.

Thursday, March 9th 7pm
$10 / Free for Immigrants

All proceeds to the ACLU

‘There, The Gun’ by Jamal Penjweny, 9min
‘Fan and Coffee’ by Rebeen Hamarafiq, 1min
‘The Flowering’ by Usama Alshaibi, 5min
‘Dream City’ by Emma Piper-Burket, 50min

Friday 17 February 2017   turnAround event

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7pm, Wednesday 8 February 2017

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Mujer Artista: Speaking In Tongues   |   partnership, host, main gallery

January 13 –  February 3, 2017

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See here for photos of Taking It To The Grave by Andrew ‘Glamdrew’ Henderson, with Eroca Nicols.



aceartinc.’s members’ exhibition and performances.
Proudly sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union

 8 – 11 pm, Friday 30 September 2016

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bindi sound poster






I AM HERE project

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.
7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

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nine -stinner kun students

PP Poster

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Limpe Fuchs

2 October, 5:15 pm, MAWA, 611 Main St.

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send+receive   |

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Indigenous Curatorial Residency with Niki Little

Enendaman | Anminigook

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It Doesnt Grow There 7 promo


ArtShare 1 h-g promo


student insta 2015 2


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Annual Student Show call 2015

jen vp poster

Curated by Jennifer Smith

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm

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Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM

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Dr. David Churchill & Frank Livingston Artist Talk | 13 February, 2014 – 7pm

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aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.

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hollywood-hens-webimage courtesy of Larry Glawson

An impromptu conversation with Doug Melnyk, Ian Mozdzen, & Coral Maloney | 18 September | 7pm

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Negative Space was an underground centre that became an essential component of Winnipeg’s art, music and cultural life. Run collectively, it closed after 2 glorious years. Join us to listen to some of the collective members talk about their experiences of running this fly-by-night space.’ The talk will take place July 16th, 2013 at 7pm.


Image courtesy of Clare Murphy | 2012

King of Lies | Storytelling with Clare Murphy | Saturday 23rd March, 7pm | $5

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Diaspora Ethiopia – Dir. Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

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image courtesy of Michelle Elrick | 2012

Michelle Elrick | Friday 9th November 8pm

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The gallery will be open until midnight during Nuit Blanche, come and check out Doug Smith’s “Catharsis”

Nuit Blanche 2012 | gallery open til midnight | Doug Smith



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.




images courtesy crys cole | 2012


A concert of three solo performances by Catherine Lamb (US), Bryan Eubanks (US) and crys cole (CA)

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image courtesy Tamara Weller | 2012

Tamara Weller | Artist Talk | Thursday 12th July | noon | free

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Duet for a Schizophrenic | 27, 28, 29 September | 8pm

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.

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