Stages: Drawing the Curtain

August 18, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Stages Speaker Series: Federico Herrero: 
Stages Speaker Series: Abbas Akhavan: 
Stages Speaker Series: Divya Mehra: 
Stages Speaker Series: FASTWÜRMS: 
Stages Speaker Series: Krista Belle Stewart: 
Stages Speaker Series: Kara Hamilton: 
Stages Speaker Series: Toril Johannesen: 

Stages: Drawing the Curtain is an off-site constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017. This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage - its function as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences, the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form, connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage with, and contemplate. 

*Artists for Stages: Drawing the Curtain include: Abbas Akhavan (Toronto), Pablo Bronstein (London, UK), Erica Eyres (Glasgow, Scotland), Toril Johannessen (Tromsø, Norway), Kara Hamilton (Toronto), Frederico Herrero (San José, Costa Rica), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg), and Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver), Ron Tran (Vancouver).

As each artist visits Winnipeg to research and develop their project they present an artist talk as part of the Stages Speaker Series. In keeping with the drive of Stages to bring art beyond our gallery walls, all talks will be held at an off-site location: former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor, Portage Place Shopping Centre.

Upcoming Talks:

Erica Eyres (Glasgow, Scotland)-  tba

Previous Talks:

Abbas Akhavan, Kara Hamilton, Toril Johannessen, and Krista Belle Stewart, now online at

Stages Speaker Series and Stages: Drawing the Curtain are made possible through  Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program. With the support of The Winnipeg Foundation and key sponsors Susan Glass and Arni Thorsteinson.

Our community partners include Winnipeg Tourism, Alliance Française Manitoba, Urbanink, Cityplace Mall (Triovest), Portage Place Shopping Centre, Alt Hotel, Alpha Masonry, CKUW and Fillip.