2-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T2, Treaty One Territory, Canada.

Treaty One Territory is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.

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Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm


There are loading bays directly in front of the 290 and 288 McDermot Avenue. There are also three parking spots on either end of the loading bay. Opposite ace  is an Impark parking lot.


aceartinc. is not located in a fully accessible building. The public entrance, which is via 288 McDermot Avenue, (four steps up from the street) is at the top of a large flight of stairs. However, there is an alternative entrance at 290 McDermot Avenue. There is a step up from the street to the door and then 7 steps inside the lobby entrance. Here a passenger elevator (with a 2 foot, 8″ wide door) can take you to the second floor.

Once in ace, the galleries are spacious and simple to navigate.

Staff are very happy to assist in any way we can. Please call ahead (204 944 9763) to let us know of any special arrangements that would make your visit as comfortable as possible.

The following describes how to enter the space from the 290 McDermot Avenue entrance.

Entering the building via 290 McDermot Avenue

There are 2 steps up to the street entrance door

The door swings into the building and is on a strong spring.

There are an additional 5 steps up to reach the area in front of the passenger elevator. ace is located on the 2nd floor.

Upon leaving the elevator turn left and then left again.

This entrance to ace has gently declining ramp (with a half inch lip at the end)  which leads into a corridor. After a few steps  you will enter the resource area and be able to see the office on your left.

The Main Gallery and the Flux Gallery are spacious and simple to navigate. The Cartae Studio has a narrower than standard door frame and is generally not open to the public.

Washrooms are not accessible to those using wheelchairs. They are located in a narrow corridor and have narrow doorways.

The Woodshop is wheelchair accessible but the benches and equipment are not.


Helga Jakobson – Program Director,

Helga Jakobson is an artist living on Treaty One Territory. In 2017, she received an MFA from AKV St. Joost (The Netherlands) in conjunction with courses in the Transdisciplinary New Media program at the Paris College of Art (France). She is currently working and researching with the SWARM Collective on bee eco-cultures in the age of chthulucene. In her practice, she is currently exploring, amplifying and reflecting on the barely visible, tangible or audible.

Tani Miki – Director of Finance & Administration,

Tani Miki graduated with a BFA in art history from the University of Manitoba and has worked for over 15 years in programming, communications and administration for cultural organizations including On Screen Manitoba and The Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Brianna Wentz –  Programming Assistant,

Brianna is a painter, arts administrator, and casual curator. Her painting practice probes obsession and fetishization as the by-products of disconnection. Along with her position at ace, she is also a Gallery Coordinator at Graffiti Art Programming, and she curates quarterly exhibitions at X-Cues’ Café and Event Centre. In summer, she does mural commissions. On Tuesdays, she pole dances.

Laura Darnbrough –  Gallery Assistant,

Laura Darnbrough is an emerging artist originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia and a recent graduate from the BFA Hons. program at the University of Manitoba. Currently based in Winnipeg, Darnbrough’s figurative painting practice explores philosophical questions concerning her selected subject’s identity and sexuality. She has exhibited her work across Canada and is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. She works at aceartinc. as a Gallery Assistant and Social Media Administrator, the Winnipeg Art Gallery as a Preparator, and is also currently in the MAWA Foundation Mentorship Program.

Board of Directors

Seth Woodyard – President,

Seth Woodyard is an interdisciplinary artist and tradesperson. He uses a variety of materials and media to explore thoughts on home, spirituality, sexuality, and dwelling. Seth loves working collaboratively to take on new and unexpected challenges. Hybridity and transformation are central elements to his work.

Beth Schellenberg – Vice-President

Beth Schellenberg is a writer and editor from Saskatchewan who recently graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Beth is interested in how art and culture can reflect dominant social ideologies, and on the transformative nature of communications technology on creative production and personal relationships. You can find her most recent work in The Uniter and Chaleur Magazine.

Julia Lafreniere – Secretary

Julia Lafreniere (she/her) is a Metis woman from the community of Camperville, located on Treaty 4 territory. She is the Manager of Indigenous Initiatives at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and has worked in a marketing & community-building capacity within the Indigenous community in Canada for almost 20 years. Her passions include yoga, plant-based food, and her family.

Chidiebere Oji – Treasurer,

Chidiebere Oji has over six years of accounting/office management experience, hold a bachelor’s degree in Physics, diploma in Technology Management, certified ProAdvisor QuickBooks Accountant, certified advanced tax preparation and certified in Bookkeeping and Accounting in Small Business.

Liam Zarillo

Liam Zarrillo is a theatre artist, poet and educator, based in Winnipeg, MB. He is a teacher/advisor with the Seven Oaks School Division, works with all of Winnipeg’s professional theatres as an actor, director and playwright and is a member of Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Emerging Playwrights Unit. He loves to investigate, experiment and uncover. Using all of this as a vehicle, Liam is a persistent and dedicated advocate for representation of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and the diverse communities with which it intersects.

Lou Gandier

Priscilla Pinga

Priscilla Pinga is a Case Coordinator with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and also has a BFA(Hons) and an Associate Degree from OCAD University. She is an artist, whose past works explored feminist issues, gender, sexuality and desire. Working in health care, health care and health is something she is passionate about.

Sabrina Sethi

Peter Duek

Peter Dueck (he/him) is a settler living in Winnipeg Manitoba who works in the field of architecture. He is passionate about the intersections of labour, art and architecture throughout society. He believes that supporting a creative art community is integral to a continual re-imagining and reforming of the myriad ways we can navigate our shared world together.

Kat Nancy

Kat Nancy is an artist-curator and writer based between Meajin(Brisbane) AU and Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory, Canada. Her experiments ask, “How do we individually and collectively determine value? How is this process manipulated by contextual constructs? Are there ever-present undercurrents that transcend all conditioning?”

Kevin Tabachnick

Kevin is currently a law student at the University of Manitoba. Prior to returning to school, he worked as the program director at Graffiti Art Programming Inc. (The Graffiti Gallery). As a filmmaker, Kevin still tries to find time to shoot film between studying.