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 email@example.com 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.
Get to know the basics of ace’s woodshop. Seth Woodyard (yes, that is his real name) will show you:
- how to work safely and confidently
- how to use basic power tools : circular saw, miter saw, table saw, drill/driver, power sander, nail gun
- how to use the table saw
- how to build a canvas stretcher
- how to build a wooden box
- how to build a set of wooden stilts
Generously funded by Creative Manitoba.
Free to Creative Manitoba and aceartinc. members, $25 to non-members.
Limited places available. Takes place at aceartinc.- 2-290 McDermot Ave
Register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor: Seth Woodyard
Born in Prince Edward Island in a geodesic dome and raised in Ottawa by his artist mother and architect turned economist father, Seth Woodyard is a multi disciplinary visual artist, and a member of the board of directors at aceart. Seth works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. He works toward bringing into dialogue ideas of home, the body, architecture, and labour. He currently lives in Winnipeg making a variety of things both aesthetic and functional.
collaboratively created by
Alexis Dirks and Karen Asher
Proceeds fund aceartinc.’s programming and operations. Pre-order one now to pick up at our Carte Blanche event 8pm on Sept. 29, 2017
Edition of 42. Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
Another hullabaloo of contemporary art, artists, and performance- the aceartinc. members’ show! Become a member and take part!
Drop off your art work (in any medium) to ace between 7-16 September 2017.
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.
The guidelines are in this PDF– you’ll need to read them, sign the agreement, and bring it with you when you drop off the work. There’ll also be copies at the office you can sign.
Membership is $25 for the year. It entitles you to access a lot of useful resources and support.
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.