Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-10 PM
If an artist performs alone in a forest, who validates them? Whatever your background, this three hour or however long it is workshop is an opportunity to practice performance in a supportive atmosphere.
In the first half-hour, we will engage in a generative, trust building exercise. The facilitator, Elise Dawson, will then lead us through a brief exercise designed to engage our bodies and minds. We will take a ten-minute break for water, washroom and/or cigarettes. We will then utilize fifteen minutes to conceive and practice a micro-performance which we will present in the hour remaining.
Please bring a writing tool and notebook.
1 object you love
1 object you hate
1 object you feel neutral towards
THIS is Performance Art by Marilyn Arsem
Space is limited. Please contact email@example.com to register.
This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school
Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility
Elise Dawson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated from the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba in 2012. Dawson’s interdisciplinary practice is informed by research, writing and collaboration. Caught between grief and self-aware humour, her work seeks to investigate loss through collective processes of vulnerability. Dawson completed the Foundation Mentorship program with Val Klassen through MAWA as well as brief mentorships with Ming Hon and Diana Thorneycroft. She presented a solo exhibition at Flux Gallery in 2016. Dawson recently completed a six-week artist residency in Puebla, Mexico in Performativity of Mortuary Rituals through Arquetopia. She is a 2017-2018 participant of aceartinc.’s CARTAE open school program and will be launching her first collection of poetry in a group exhibition Friday, June 1, 2018 at aceartinc. in Winnipeg.
Join us for “A Portrait with your Pet” taking place above Parlour Coffee on Saturday, May 26, 2018! Local artists have constructed one of a kind sets for you and your furry friend to have your photograph taken in.
Set #1: by Janelle Tougas
Photography 10am-2pm by Mike Peters
Photography 2pm-6pm by Caitlin Spencer
About the set: Janelle is building a human-sized cat tower. Think carpeted platforms and holes to peek out from!
Set #2: by Colby Richardson
Photography 10am-2pm by Evan Taylor
Photography 2pm-6pm by Jacqueline Young
About the set: Fractured Luxury. Plexiglas and broken marble. Reclaimed materials and symbols from an era of discount elegance.
Special thanks to Parlour Coffee and Leif Norman for making this event possible!
Set: Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss. Photo: Karen Asher. 2015.
Set: Guy Maddin. Photographer: Lief Norman. 2015.
Sunday 29 April 2018
This collage workshop will focus on experimenting with the process of altering or recontextualizing found text and images to create a new work. I feel that using found text and imagery for these exercises is integral to the process as it allows for meaning and narrative to be communicated through the juxtaposition of elements that otherwise have been divorced from their intended context.
We will discuss the relationship between text and image, different ways of working with found materials, and participate in a few guided exercises which can be used as a starting point to create a small work using provided materials. This exercise can either be used to create a finished work or be used a starting point for further exploration.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
This is a FREE event!
- a writing utensil and paper
- optional* magazines, printed materials, or any anything you wish to incorporate into a collage.
Collage materials and snacks will be provided!
I am a Winnipeg based interdisciplinary artist and designer, as I have practices as both a fine artist and as a graphic designer and I have been finding myself increasingly intrigued by the overlap between these two modes of creating work. In particular, I am interested in the ways that both art and graphic design approach communication and experimenting with various strategies across both disciplines. I generally work with mediums such as typography and text, collage, sculpture, and installation.
This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school
1-3pm, Sunday, April 8th, 2018 | aceartinc. (2-290 McDermot Avenue) | FREE!
Show and tell is the ultimate opportunity to present something meaningful to you. Through various exercises, participants will have the opportunity to explore their personal connection to objects. This workshop is also an opportunity to work on public presentation skills in a supportive environment. One time in elementary school, I was very nervous and said “vagina” instead of “Regina”.
You’re safe to say those words here.
Show and tell is about:
- Identifying personal connections to objects
- Public speaking
- Connecting with others through sharing
- Listening and asking questions
- Redeeming past slip-ups…
To confirm your attendance, please email email@example.com. Include a brief description of the item(s) you plan on bringing.
- At least one object for showing
- A notebook and pen
Snacks will be provided (good ones).
Julian Kirchmann is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Winnipeg, MB. His work explores identity, trauma, vulnerability, self-reflection, and miscommunication. These ideas are often explored though the use of humor and by pushing the boundaries between personal and public.
290 McDermot is not a fully accessible space, for more info please get in touch!
This is a Cartae Open School Workshop
7pm, Friday 6 April 2018
Ekene Maduka’s practice is grounded in materializing her thought processes and creating opportunities for encounters with her personal experiences through self-representation. Much of her work is informed by the passages of identity and what initiates changes within it.
Maduka’s work is centred on the female figure, creating tension between art historical tropes surrounding the depiction of black women, self representation, and popular culture. She frequently employs heavy detailing when rendering skin, fabrics, and interior spaces. This and her deployment of pattern and striking colors carry historical as well as cultural significance that heightens the social critique often present in her paintings.
In 2017, Maduka was curated into the aceartinc. student exhibition and subsequently awarded the Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary. As part of this, recipients are invited to give a public talk about their work. We hope you can join us to hear Ekene Maduka talk about her practice and recent bodies of work.
Image: Look, it’s just blood. Ekene Maduka. 5’ x 6’; oil on canvas. 2018
The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary
This bursary is available to art students who have been curated into the Annual Student Exhibition. The bursary is intended to support a project or an opportunity (such as a workshop or residency) that will positively impact the artist’s practice. In 2013 the youngest artist curated into our Annual Student Exhibition passed away. In his memory aceartinc. created the Scott Wachal Memorial Student Bursary.
Saturday, March 24, 1-3:30pm, aceartinc.
This creative writing workshop will be an intimate space of writing, sharing, and critical discussion around the theme of diaspora.
Participants will reflect on their own experiences of diaspora, displacement, hyphenated-Canadian identity, and/or first/early-generation Canadian identity. Any level of experience is welcome. No prior arts or writing practice is necessary.
This is a Cartae Open School workshop and it is free.
Please register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Creative Writing Workshop.”
Writing prompts and opportunity to draft 1-3 poems
Reading and discussing 2 short poems together
Antiracist decolonial feminist framework: Our thinking and discussion around the topics of home, space, and place is grounded in an understanding that non-Indigenous peoples benefit from stolen land and from ongoing colonization. It also means that we must be critical about the way situate ourselves within systems of power.
The facilitator: I am a first-generation Lebanese-Canadian. My work is grounded in the Lebanese diaspora, thinking through my parents’ life experiences, and through my own experiences of migration, culture, and intergenerational inheritance. As a queer white-passing working-class Arab artist, writer, and organizer, I aim to be critical about my relationship with being a settler of colour. Key questions in my work include: How do migratory and displaced peoples connect to home when home is often elusive, unavailable, changed, or gone? How do non-Indigenous peoples form more ethical relationships to land that has been stolen? www.christinahajjar.com
The venue: Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility
A Cartae Open School workshop
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 2-3:30pm
Location: PLATFORM gallery, suite 121-100 Arthur St.
Learn more about the social and technical aspects of digital portraiture with Michelle Panting from FULL and @feministportraits. In this hour and half workshop, we will discuss:
- helping your sitter feel comfortable
- using found light to highlight your sitter
- composing a portrait
- editing for skin tone and quality in Lightroom
- a camera (ANY camera will do, phone cameras and point-and-shoots welcome)
- OPTIONAL: digital copies of 1+ portraits and your laptop
All skill levels welcomed and encouraged. PLATFORM gallery is an accessible space.