Visual Art

  • Hidden in plain sight

    On the first floor of Lockhart Hall at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is a room unknown to many. From the outside, it looks like almost any other classroom on campus.

  • Showcasing the absurd

    In the cinematic imaginary, Winnipeg is largely defined by Guy Maddin’s award-winning My Winnipeg (2007), which portrays the city as a remote absurd oddity characterized by a combination of horror, mysticism and sentimentality.

  • Refusing to walk the line

    The outlaw, the desperado, the Man in Black: some of country music’s most prominent figures have defined themselves by living life on the fringe and answerin’ to nobody.

  • Greater than the sum of its arts

    Should you wander near Provencher during the night of cultured revelry that is Nuit Blanche, you may find yourself in an ethereal space where the boundaries between art and aesthete are blurred.

  • Warming huts competition returns to The Forks

    The Forks’ warming-huts competition is back for a 14th consecutive year.

  • Observe & interact

    It’s a sunny Sept. 24 at The Forks when Melanee Tessler frowns at the end of the broken wire. LED lights became disconnected from the wires that lead into the programming box during setup.

  • Arts briefs

    Digital double feature à la PTE// Lennard Taylor reopening soirée// The city won’t sleep tonight// Bringing African cinema to the Prairies// Music aboard the Nonsuch// Reigniting Indigenous languages

  • Don’t roll over just yet, Beethoven

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO), and they’re partying like it’s 1799.

  • An outsider’s perspective on the inside

    After years of newspaper and magazine stints that were beginning to feel too transient, photographer Tim Smith longed for a sense of intimacy with his subjects.

  • Arts briefs

    Love the Exchange// Brews, yoga and more// Screening awareness// Connecting through art// Celebrate food at Fort Gibraltar// Pro-rock and pro-choice

  • Culled craft for a cause

    A group of philanthropic Winnipeg seniors are repurposing donated artwork to raise proceeds for AIDS relief in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Reactivating Indigeneity at the former fur-trade post

    An Indigenous resurgence requires the acknowledgement of the pre-colonial history behind places and spaces.

  • Bridging the gap between contemporary art and publishing

    The Prairie Art Book Fair, hosted by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, celebrated artist books and publishing from Sept. 9 to 11.

  • Working through eco-anxiety

    Many people are taught to plan only for the future. Where do you see yourself in five years? In 15? What’s not often discussed or prepared for, though, are the feelings of despair created by simply existing in the current world.

  • Critipeg: Official Competition

    Although the Argentinian film Official Competition is billed as a comedy, there are some dramatic twists, and the story has a different ending than one usually associated with the comedic genre. 

  • Indie comics step into the spotlight

    Small-press comic books will take centre stage at the fifth annual Prairie Comics Festival, which runs from Sept. 10 to 11 at the West End Cultural Centre.

  • Arts briefs

    APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

  • Back at it again

    After two years of sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear whether or not they could be hosted in person, festivals all over Winnipeg will finally return.

  • City briefs

    Keeping up with the geography theses// Energy and the road to net-zero// No more daily data// Transit app making maiden voyage// Summer convention in person again// Whale watching on the web

  • Arts briefs

    MCO announces spring concert// Vintage, handmade and more// Harry Manx at the WECC// A jam session for a good cause// Mahogany Frog releases new album// Art Talk: The Photograph as Art

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