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Honeymoon Suites or By-the-Week: Motel Culture of Niagara
Photographs by Oliver Pauk and Zach Slootsky
Installation by NAC Members Adam Buller and Katie Webb of Brain Kite

On display from Saturday 21 June – Saturday 4 October
Closing Reception and film screening Saturday 4 October 8PM

Check out some of the videos below and visit our VIMEO page to see the rest!

He is Risen by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Simply Different by NAC’s Summer Media Camp

NOIR by Kevin Hobbs and Monica Dufault

Gysin Motel by Gregory Betts, Duncan MacDonald, Arnold McBay and Benjamin Miskuka


Niagara Artists Centre
[NO] VACANCY Film Festival
Making stories of motels and life on the road

Calling filmmakers, media artists, performers, musicians, motel lovers!

[NO] VACANCY, an installation in the Niagara Artists Centre’s Show Room Gallery celebrates Niagara’s motel culture.

It has been created so that NAC members can shoot film works using the installation as a series of sets to evoke motel culture. The installations, created by Niagara Falls’ art collective Brainkite, and featuring contemporary photography by Oliver Pauk and Zach Slootsky, are available for use by NAC Members between Wednesday and Saturday from 12 noon until 4PM beginning Wednesday 30 July and ending Friday 19 September. Completed videos must be submitted to NAC by Wednesday 24 September.

Create work for any or all of the vignettes installed in the gallery:

  • A completely furnished motel room with a functional coin-operated vibrating bed and luxurious heart shaped hot-tub;
  • A 60s era station wagon with a rear-projected moving landscape 
  • An outdoor swimming pool with lawn furniture and diving board

Participating artists will have access to the wide range of video making equipment listed here. All submitted films must be no longer than ten minutes.

A jury will select films to be screened on Saturday 4 October followed by a reception. CARFAC recommended artist-fees will be paid to selected artists or groups.

For more information or to schedule your session contact Natasha Pedros at