Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present:

Prairie Art Book Fair 2022

September 9 – 11, 2022

We are incredibly delighted to announce the launch of this year’s edition of Plug In ICA’s Prairie Art Book Fair. This will be the third iteration of the bi-annual event. Over 15 vendors will gather for three days in our galleries to share an array of printed matter and other publication ephemera. The vendors include independent artists, art collectives, artist-run organizations and publishers from across the prairies and beyond. Alongside the fair, we will conduct a string of associated programming activities including a karaoke night, workshops, and a panel discussion. 

A complete list of exhibitors and events are listed below.


Friday, September 9

5pm-8pm: Open Hours

8pm-10pm: Prairie Art Book Fair Kick-Off Reception & Love Songs to End Colonization Karaoke with Peter Morin and Jimmie Kilpatrick

Celebrate the launch of Love Songs to End Colonization, a new album by artists Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation) and Jimmie Kilpatrick (Brandon, MB). The album repurposes popular love songs to critique and confront settler colonialism and includes both performance and karaoke versions of the tracks, inviting listeners to sing along. Peter and Jimmie will be performing tracks from the album. Hear about their work and collaboration over many years!

Both events will be hosted on the rooftop of the gallery. Karaoke co-hosted with Dunlop Art Gallery.

Saturday, September 10

11am-5pm: Open Hours


Hungry: Storytelling & Food Panel Discussion with Kimberley Moore, Christina Hajjar and Jenna Vandal facilitated by Kathryn Gwun-Yeen 君妍 Lennon and Kyla Pascal

Co-hosted in Gallery Two with Hungry Zine

Sunday, September 11


Writing Without Recording: A Workshop with Artist and Writer Rebecca La Marre

Apophony Press is a publication platform based in Saskatoon led by Rebecca La Marre and they are hosting a workshop as part of the Prairie Art Book Fair.  The objectives of the workshop are to explore the intersection of literature and art-criticism, developing new approaches to writing in/about the visual arts that move away from traditional theories of what writing in the arts can be.

The workshop involves both writing activities using provided prompts and custom tool kit along with a group discussion.  The tool kit includes clay tablets treated with a white-board surface that participants can write on and erase. To arrive at the depth of discussion that fully integrates practical action with theory, the workshop will require around 4 hours.

The workshop will be led in English but participants are encouraged to conduct the writing activities in whatever language is most comfortable.

Readings will be provided in advance but are not mandatory for participation.
Snacks and breaks will be provided.
Space is limited, interested participants can email with the Subject Line: “writing workshop” to confirm their spot.
Apply by Friday, September 9th 

Please SAVE THE DATE for the three-day fair which will run from Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 within the following hours:

FRIDAY         5 PM –  8 PM

SATURDAY  11 AM  –  5 PM

SUNDAY      11 AM  –  5 PM


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We are grateful for our water which is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. 

We offer our sincere thanks to Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone for their generous support of our 2020 book fair. Thank You!

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information about the Prairie Art Book Fair, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at or Luther Konadu at

For more information about our programming, contact Luther Konadu at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.