Arts and culture briefs

Flat sculptures

From Oct. 1 to Jan. 1, Superimposition will be on display at Plug In ICA. Artists Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts explore the spatial terms of sculpture while keeping in mind the flat surface of images. The exhibit includes pieces that look at fantasy, sci-fi, fashion and architecture.

send + receive at U of W

The University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 is partnering with send + receive on its latest exhibit, which runs Sept. 29 to Nov. 26. Sounding Space: Adam Basanta and Eleanor King is a collaborative work that explores the playful relationships between sound, implied sound and architectural space. Admission is free and the space is accessible.

Talent Lab

The third Talent Lab will be hosted by Doc Circuit Montréal from Nov. 12 to 14. The three-day workshop is for emerging Canadian filmmakers who have projects that are already in development. Participants will take part in a variety of conferences and workshops, after which seven filmmakers will be chosen for tailor-made mentorship programs. Submissions are open to any documentary project until Oct. 7.

ACTRA awards

Dave Brown, Rebecca Gibson, Ernesto Griffith, Melissa Maria Elias, Darcy Fehr, Sean Skene and BJ Verot left the ACTRA Manitoba Gala with awards. More than 400 ACTRA members, industry professionals and media made it out for the announcement. The Gala takes place every second year and looks at work by local talent over that time period.

Thin Air

This year’s Thin Air Winnipeg is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of events left. The Winnipeg International Writers Festival once again brought writers from around the world for a week of readings and other events. Still to come are the Poetry Bash on Sept. 29, which is $10 for students, and the free youth poetry open mic on Oct. 1.

Behind the scenes

On Oct. 1 and 2, anyone can get a sneak peak behind Prairie Theatre Exchange’s door for free, as part of Culture Days 2016. This includes checking out the green room where actors relax while not on stage, the rehearsal hall and spaces where the sets and props are made. For more information, go to

Published in Volume 71, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 29, 2016)

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