Arts briefs

The Trews at The Burt

On Jan. 28, Juno-nominated rock band The Trews will perform with W3APONS at the Burton Cummings Theatre (364 Smith St.). The show begins at 8 p.m. Entry may be subject to COVID-19 rules and restrictions. Visit for ticket information.

Hoist exhibition at Platform Gallery

Montreal-based artist Karen Kraven’s solo exhibition Hoist is the latest installation at the Platform Gallery (121-100 Arthur St.). Kraven’s work examines themes of time, doubt and grief through photography, sculpture and installation. The exhibition runs from now until Feb. 11. Visit for more information.

Comeback Kid releasing Heavy Steps

A hardcore band with Winnipeg roots is back on the radar in 2022. On Jan. 21, Comeback Kid will release their LP Heavy Steps. The band, whose members had been living in various parts of Canada, returned to Winnipeg’s Private Ear Recording studio to work alongside producer John Paul Peters. Look for it on major streaming platforms.

Honouring Cliff Eyland

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition will highlight the work of late Canadian artist and curator Cliff Eyland. Library of Babel – A Retrospective is a collection of Eyland’s work, heavily influenced by the postmodern themes of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The exhibition opens on Jan. 22 and runs until May 15, 2022. Visit for more details.

Hone your grant-writing skills

The Winnipeg Public Library is hosting a free virtual Intro to Grant Writing for Writers workshop on Jan. 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The library’s writer-in-residence, Anna Leventhal, will introduce participants to the basics of grant writing, with a specific focus on arts organizations. The event is open to Manitoba residents and will take place over Zoom. Visit library to register.

Art exhibition expanded into podcast

Though the Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art exhibition wrapped up in December 2021, When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan will continue in podcast form. Artists asinnajaq, Dayna Danger and Kite will discuss “the meaning and behind-the-scenes creation of the exhibition,” touching on themes of kinship, survival and desire. Visit to tune in.

Published in Volume 76, Number 13 of The Uniter (January 13, 2022)

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