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Artspace Inc. shared PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts's 50% Off PLATFORM multiples. ... See MoreSee Less

From December 1–17 only, both vol. 3 and vol.2 of our multiples project are on sale for $275 plus $25 shipping. That's $300 for five beautiful 14" by 14" prints from prominent Winnipeg-based artists, packaged in an archival, foil stamped clamshell case.

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Don't miss Justin Currie & GMB Chomichuk's launch of Rust and Water @7 pm in the Atrium at McNally Robinson tonight. A robot separated from his kind, travels toward a colossal and mysterious underwater machine... The robot “Tune” embarks on a treacherous journey across the ocean floor in order to fulfill his mission. On his way through this alien environment, Tune meets Nara, a curious mermaid, who becomes his guide through this unfamiliar world. Tune comes to recognize the beauty and wonder within Nara’s ocean home. Nara learns, perhaps too late, that her new robotic friend may mean to end her world as she knows it... Award-winning graphic novelist Justin Currie (Cassie and Tonk, Quackers Wants to Fly) and GMB Chomichuk (Cassie and Tonk, Midnight City, Infinitum) present an all ages undersea odyssey that explores the furthest reaches of the ocean and the deepest depths of friendship. Creator and artist Justin Currie is an internationally-recognized artist who has worked with Blizzard, Warhammer, Nickelodeon, Disney, and is a regular guest of comic conventions across Canada and the United States. His first creator-owned project, Cassie and Tonk, won the Manitoba Book Award for graphic novels. Visit him online. Writer GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer, illustrator, graphic novelist (and proud Winnipegger). His work has appeared in film, television, books, comics, and graphic novels. His graphic novels The Imagination Manifesto, Raygun Gothic and Infinitum, were nominated as Canada’s best graphic novel by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association.

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Draw More Income Panel Discussion

December 12, 2016, 7:00pm - December 12, 2016, 10:00pm

CARFAC Manitoba is hosting a panel discussion called Draw More Income to discuss the myriad ways artists in Manitoba make a living and Draw More Income. The purpose of this discussion is to help people understand the economics of being an artist, and inspire them to create new revenue streams or other economic advantages for themselves. Participating panelists are Sarah Crawley (MB), Praba Pilar (MB), and Melanie Rocan (MB). These artists will discuss their practice and the methods they have found helpful (and not so helpful!) for making it work as an artist. CARFAC welcomes attendees to stay for a reception following the talks and Q & A. This event is free and all are welcome. Draw More Income 12 December 2017 | 7PM Cinematheque | 100 Arthur Street Artist Bios: Sarah Crawley is a visual artist who lives and works in Winnipeg. In her art practice she works with ideas generated from lived experience using different photographic technologies and materials. Her most recent work explores the impact that place has on identity. Crawley has exhibited across Canada in solo and group shows as well as internationally. A recipient of many grants and awards, she enjoys sharing her passion for photography through teaching and mentoring and is an active member of the visual art community in Winnipeg. Her most recent project took her to Dawson City, Yukon for a 5-week residency. Praba Pilar is a Colombian performance artist, technologist and cultural theorist exploring aspects of emerging technologies which generate new forms of economic, environmental and sexual exploitation and erasure. Deeply rooted in Latino communities, she has spent the last decade presenting performances, site works, street theatre, writing and websites which provide a counternarrative to the overarching rhetoric about the beneficence of biotechnology, information technology, and nanotechnology, designing multiple projects on these themes. These projects include BOT I, the Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno; the Cyborg Soap Opera; Computers Are A Girl’s Best Friend; Cyber.Labia; El World Brain Disorder; Humaquina: Manifest Tech-Destiny; Techno-Promesas: Putografia Virtual; Global Warmaquina; Edu-Maquina: De-Educacion;and Webopticon: Arquitectura of Control. Control. Mélanie Rocan’s artistic activities include having a survey exhibition organized by Ann MacDonald at the Doris McCarthy Gallery in Scarborough in 2012. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions; Crossing Natures at Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound in 2016, My Winnipeg, at La Maison Rouge, in Paris and Carte Blanche painting survey at MOCCA Toronto in 2008. She was a three-time semi-finalist in the RBC painting competition exhibition, which traveled to galleries across Canada including the Power Plant in Toronto, the Contemporary Museum in Montreal and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver. Her work has been reviewed in Bordercrossings magazine, McClean’s magazine and the Globe and Mail. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

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