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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Mori McCrae: ON SITE in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
  3. Essential Collective Theatre presents FALLING: A WAKE


Mori McCrae: ON SITE
Visual Poetry from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
On display from 21 Nov – 4 Dec 2015

Recently I attended the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland.  The house and grounds were part of the estate of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, generously bequeathed to the state upon his death in 1970. His vision was to provide a haven for artists to develop.

While researching the centre I became aware that the residency had a posh reputation. However, when I returned from my stay three weeks later to my home in St. Catharines, I had formed my own ideas.  The paring down of the basic daily acts of working, eating, exercise and sleeping, under the watchful care of the centre’s unobtrusive staff, left me with the impression of residing at a “benign asylum,” in the very best sense of both words.

Please join me throughout the duration of the exhibit, where along with visual works, I will install enlarged versions of the poetry I wrote while at this residency on the walls of the Niagara Artist Centre in an attempt to bring this benign asylum here to St. Catharines.

Wed –Fri 10-5
Sat 12-4

Lunch box lunch 12-1 / Wed-Sat
Join me!

to get some cake (chocolate)
it’s a luxury to be here
like a slug in the rain

-excerpt from “The New Lords” by Mori McCrae

This project has been generously supported by the Regan Peacock Memorial Art Fund


Saturday 21 November

Exhibition of Swizzle Studio’s Rabbit Head: A Life Timeline
Recent Painting by Rob Elliott
Finger Puppet Chat with Christine Cosby

Swizzle Studio
1944 Davenport Rd

Essential Collective Theatre presents
Falling: A Wake by Gary Kirkham
Directed by Monica Dufault

A co-presentation with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

One starry night, the body of a young man still strapped into his airplane seat, falls from the sky into the yard of Harold and Elsie’s chicken farm, effecting a profound transformation. A haunting and surprisingly funny play about love, loss and the redemptive power of letting go.

Starring: Patricia LaRivière, Alex Guard & Robert Herr
Set & Lighting by Jacqueline Costa
Sound Design by Ethan Rising
Costumes by Roberta Doylend

—- 19 – 29 NOVEMBER 2015 —-

Online at:
By Phone: 905-688-0722
OR in person at the Box Office

Nov 22 @ 2pm | PWYC at the door | Limited availability

Seniors’ Group? Reading Club?
GROUP RATES (20+ attendees) available for select matinee performances.
Contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office for more details.