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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Under the Stars / Up on the Roof
Thursday 4 October 8PM
$20 NAC Members / $25 Regular
> NAC Members check your Bulletin to get your discount code!
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet’s infectious surf-inflected instrumental pop songs will be instantly recognizable to anyone who watched “The Kids in the Hall.” Their song “Having an Average Weekend” was the theme to that late, great, Canadian sketch comedy show, and they also provided the little instrumental flourishes between skits.
The band formed in Toronto in 1984 and released their first seven-inch in 1985 (“Our Weapons Are Useless” b/w “Bennett Cerf” and “Having an Average Weekend”). Over the next five years, the band released seven more singles, which they collected on their first full-length, 1990’s Savvy Show Stoppers (Cargo). In 1991, they followed with Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, also on Cargo, and in 1993, they released Sport Fishin’ – The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook (recorded by none other than Steve Albini).
REGAN PEACOCK FUNG
MEMORIAL ART FUND 2018
Travel Assistance for Professional Visual, Media, and Craft Artists
Deadline for Submissions: Friday 12 October 5PM
Regan Peacock Fung took tremendous joy in the world around her. Her courageous spirit, keen judgment and infectious laughter enriched the lives of those who knew her. Regan’s passing in September 2011, from Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia, was a devastating loss.
The Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Fund has been established by Regan’s parents, Bob and Claudia, and brother, Erik, to honour her memory and two of the passions that enriched her life: art and travel. Money raised through the fund will provide assistance to professional visual, media and craft artists living in Niagara. Annually, an artist will be awarded $1000 toward their travel expenses artist in Canada or abroad to attend, or participate in, activities related to their work as an artist.
2013 – Carrie Perreault (Artist-in-Residence [AIR], Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan)
2014 > Mori McCrae (Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland)
2015 > Amy Friend (Havana, Cuba)
2016 > Janny Fraser (Zwolle, Netherlands)
2017 > Jim Maunder (Camino de Santiago, Spain)
Download application requirements here:
Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Art Fund 2018
Submit proposals to
Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Art Fund
c/o Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines ON L2R 3N2
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Art Fund in the subject line
Fri 7 Sept 2018 7PM
On display until 7 December 2018
Programmed in support of Celebration of Nations
taking place Fri 7 Sept – Sun 9 Sept in downtown
St. Catharines. For more info on festival events visit celebrationofnations.ca
An art exhibit about the joys of gaming, sci-fi, and comics;
About cultural identity, pop culture, and growing up a ‘geek’;
Partly nostalgic for an adolescence spent living in the rec-rooms of the 1980s and 90s;
Also humourous, imaginative, and executed with a great level of craft;
Two artists transform the Niagara Artists Centre this fall
Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Sonny Assu combine elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture. In their individual practices, Tang and Assu frequently negotiate the material and conceptual dynamics of culture and ethnicity. Informed by their mixed-race backgrounds and experiences of Canadian life in the 1980s and 1990s, for this exhibition the artists bring together found objects, selections from previous bodies of work, and new collaborative pieces to create immersive spaces that evoke the adolescent sanctuaries of their time: the basement, the arcade, and the comic book store.
Ready Player Two is curated by Laura Schneider and organized and circulated by The Reach. This project is made possible through generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sonny Assu was raised in North Delta, BC, over 250 km away from his home ancestral home on unceded Liǥwildaʼx̱w territory (Campbell River, BC.). Along with his extensive exhibition record Assu has been long-listed for the Sobey Art Award three times and his work can be found in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University.
Brendan Lee Satish Tang was born in Dublin to Trinidadian parents of Chinese and South Asian descent and lives in Vancouver, BC. He earned his formal art education on both Canadian coasts and the American Midwest. Tang has participated in residencies and exhibitions internationally was a nominee for the 2017 LOEWE Craft Prize, an annual international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. He has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across the continent, and is currently a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University.
Time Stops / Paul Roorda
Flea Market Gallery
St. Catharines Factory Outlet Flea Market
Open Sundays from 9AM-4:30PM
Originally presented as a temporary public art project in downtown Waterloo, Time Stops, the name for these micro-galleries, were found attached to wooden utility poles for people to discover as they walked through their neighbourhoods. Displayed together in the gallery, themes of climate change, time, and memory emerge as the Time Stops amuse us with their melodies. Reminiscent of cabinets of curiosity, flea market displays, shadowboxes, and surreal art, Time Stops invite people to step out of their thoughts and intended path to experience an intimately scaled poetic event. The altered chimes of a child’s music box accompany nostalgic images of floods and skies. By adding clocks, barometers, and other vintage curiosities, viewers are gently challenged to reconsider their place in a world of quickly changing climate.
Paul Roorda is a Waterloo artist who transforms found materials to create two-dimensional art, sculptures, and outdoor site-specific installations that examine the relationship between religion, medicine, science, and environmentalism He has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Germany and has been awarded grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Paul Roorda was a finalist for the 2016 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Ontario. He has also been the subject of an episode of “The Artist’s Life” which aired on Bravo TV in 2005. Roorda was Artist in Residence for the City of Kitchener, Ontario, in 2007 and at GlogauAIR in Berlin, in 2012 and 2015. His public interventions have been displayed in neighbourhoods in Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, and Ottawa. Recent art examines the human experience of climate change and the passage of time in slow moving kinetic sculptures and publicly installed musical micro-galleries.
For more information, please go to www.paulroorda.com
A History of TIME STOPS as Public Art
Read about the show’s history as public art, from first discovery in Waterloo neighbourhoods, to an order to remove the work, to the return of the art to the street, and finally to the work being stolen.
TCO ROOFTOP TERRACE
SOUND+VISION SUMMER FESTIVAL LINE UP
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:00PM
Saturday 14 July
The Northern Arm + Euchrid
Saturday 21 July
Culture Reject + Minuscule
Saturday 11 August
Thursday 30 August
Bae Beach Club + Neighbouring
Friday 28 September
Strange Shakes + Fat Moth
Single Event Tickets $18 (inc. HST)
Available online (plus applicable service fees) or at the door
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Grab a SOUND+VISION FESTIVAL PASS for all five shows!
$80 ($16/show) General
$75 ($15/show) NAC Members
>> Can’t make one of the shows? No problem, pass yer pass to someone else!
Pass price includes HST
Passes available at the Niagara Artists Centre
905-641-0331 / 354 St. Paul Street