Eco-Craft ~ Sept 9 – Oct 29, 2022



September 9 – October 29, 2022

C2 Centre for Craft

1 – 329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg


Opening Reception:

September 9th, 2022 from 7-9pm


Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday | 12 – 4pm

Masks are required

It is with a sense of urgency and a perennial mix of despair and hopefulness that the Manitoba Craft Council presents Eco-Craft, a creative, cross-disciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists striving to address what is arguably the biggest challenge facing our generation: climate change. The rapidly deteriorating environment – the pan-species, world-wide crises that human behaviour patterns have given rise to – needs the sincere and sustained engagement of the craft community and creatives of all stripes.

MCC expresses gratitude to each of the craft artists and scientists who engaged so thoughtfully and diligently in this collaboration: Alex, Alison, Ande, Carla, Connie, Danielle, Debra, Erica, Heather, Jennie, Jessica, Kevin, Lourdes, Olivia, Maddie, Mary Kate, Megan, melannie, Patrick, Poonam, Sandra, Shannon, Tibor, and Willow. Thank you for investing so much passion, intelligence, and creativity into efforts that will benefit our planet and all of its inhabitants. And, most importantly, thank you to the land, water, and air that give us life every day.

Eco-Craft was made possible through a generous Manitoba Arts Council project grant, with additional support through core funding from Canada Council for the Arts and a multi-year programme grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council. 


Feast, Famine – Mar 4 to Apr 30, 2022

Feast, Famine is a Manitoba Craft Council exhibition that explores how climate change relates to food: how it’s served, prepared, grown, and distributed. Exhibiting artists investigate the crisis of food production alongside possible solutions, crafted with a thoughtful connection between materials and maker. The works are displayed on a large table in the gallery, an intimate setting that brings to mind packed holiday dinners with extra seats squeezed in, shoulder to shoulder – a dinner party with eleven artists invited to contribute.

Participating Artists: Anja Studer, Anna Schmidt, Cloyd Barth, Candace Lipischak, Debra Frances Plett, Eric Au, Jessica Hodgson, Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer, Lesley Nakonechny, Melanie Matheson, and Sandra Vincent.

Jurors: Erin Weinberg, Terry Hildebrand, and Val Vint.

they danced in the slough examines notions of what feasting looks like on the Canadian prairies. A golden field glistens across the horizon; weed free and atop a smooth layer of black topsoil, a sense of prosperity and abundance is offered.

Advances in soil science however, are showing that this scene is not as picture perfect as often imagined. This piece brings us below the surface of a larger story, where we see the impacts of processes such as over-tilling, over reliance of chemical sprays and poor crop residue management negatively reflected in the soil.

At the edge of the field, a trio cultivate a small piece of neglected land in a different way. They let go of control and dance in celebration of nature, secure in the wisdom that we are nature, not separate. The soil below them reflects this. 

Culture Days + Nuit Blanche at ARTlington -Sept 28 + 29


ARTlington Art Safari

Friday, September 28, 6 – 9 pm 

Explore and learn about local art during this Friday evening Art Safari. Discover artists in their natural habitats (their studios) and experience the building’s many wonders. Witness and interact with the artist spinning wool on the first floor, or explore oil paintings on the second floor under the expert guidance of the painters themselves. On the third floor, spot artists and artisans and more on this thrilling Art Safari. And of course, find Jessica up on the third floor.


ARTlington Open Studios

Saturday, September 29, 12 – 11 pm

Shop and explore!

Discover over 30 artists and artisans as you explore three floors of open studios. From ceramics to photography, jewellery, paintings, glass, fibre, sculpture and mixed media, ARTlington Studios has something for every member of the family!

Afternoon activities:

Scavenger Hunt

Interactive Installation 

Hands-on Activities


Evening activities:

DJ and interactive art

Hands-on activities


*ARTlington Studios is a trolley stop during Nuit Blanche!

To learn more about Culture Days and Nuit Blanche or hear about other events going on that weekend, visit




The Stone Diary Project II – Oct. 5


Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th 6-9 pm

Café Postal, 202 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB. 

Show runs October 5th – 19th


All books will be available for purchase.

The Stone Diary Project II  is a collaborative venture connecting  artists across media to create unique ceramic books.

The practice of ceramics and bookbinding are both rooted in ancient methods.  The book is a container for thoughts, ideas, memories, emotions.  Likewise, ceramics are containers too – vessels that have long been used for safe storage of sustenance.  Both book and ceramic are functional objects that frequently serve in sacred ways.

Precious and safe yet ultimately fragile, these objects are meant to foster a sense of contemplation.

“There are chapters in every life which are seldom read, and certainly not aloud.”

Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

To view last year’s project go to Stone Diary Project I.


Full Spectrum – May 26, 7 -11pm

Full Spectrum

Friday, May 26, 7 – 11pm

618 Arlington, 2nd floor gallery


In conjunction with Doors Open Winnipeg on May 27 + 28, 2017, the ARTlington Studio artists will once again be putting on a Full Spectrum gallery exhibition celebrating our building full of great art. Join us at the ARTlington Gallery on Friday, May 26, 7 – 11pm for an evening of inspiring art and conversation.

Following Full Spectrum, the artists of ARTlington will have their space open for shopping and studio tours on May 27 and 28 for Doors Open Winnipeg. Come see what ARTlington is all about!


Warm & Bright Winter Sale – Dec 2 & 3

December 2, 6-9pm
December 3, 10 -4pm
618 Arlington

Check out ‘Warm & Bright‘ on facebook for updates!


It’s that time of year again – where Crystal Nykoluk and I mop the studio floor and throw open our 3rd floor ARTlington Studio door in a festive celebration of the handmade.

This year the Studio 6 Ceramics’ Warm & Bright Show and Sale has expanded to include the entire ARTlington Studios building! Warm & Bright will now feature three floors of over 20 professional Winnipeg artists creating contemporary works for homes and business alike; painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photographs and more.
On Saturday December 3 from 12 – 2pm we will be joined by the lovely and talented Anne-Marie Williot of Chez Willi ! If you plan your visit for this time, be prepared for Anne-Marie to lead you on a journey to a land of cobble stone street and candle-lit cafes. Weaving memorable melodies with relate-able lyrics, Anne-Marie is well known to have everyone laughing, crying and singing along in her presence.

And if all that isn’t enough, those of you familiar with Warm & Bright will know to expect our signature sangria being served throughout the sale in our studio.

We are waiting for you! Come visit us December 2 & 3  to discover a Winnipeg hidden gem bursting with creativity.

Free street parking on Arlington

*some vendors only accept cash or cheque
*not wheelchair accessible

Nuit Blanche – Oct 1


618 Arlington

7pm – midnight


ARTlington Studios and Gallery is once again hosting a visual feast for your art senses at this year’s Nuit Blanche 2016! The 20+ artists of ARTlington are coming together for this annual free all-night celebration of art and culture that is happening worldwide and we invite you to join in!

You can take the Nuit Blanche Shuttle to get to ARTlington : The shuttle will be stopping right out front of the building at 8pm, 10pm and midnight.

Full Spectrum Nuit Blanch 2016

Full Spectrum – May 27

Full Spectrum colour for web

Can I just say that my studio building is filled with a whole bunch of amazing artists!?  In conjunction with Doors Open Winnipeg on May 27 – 29, the ARTlington Studio artists will be putting on an exciting gallery exhibition in celebration of the growth of our space on Arlington.  We will have our spaces open for shopping and studio tours on May 28 and 29, and we invite you to come celebrate the space with us on Friday May 27 with friends, art, drinks and food!

find the event on facebook HERE.

For the Love of Craft

Jan 30 – Feb 10

for the love of craftManitoba Craft Council’s
2015 Member Exhibition and Sale

January 30-February 10, 2014
Cre8ery Gallery
2nd floor, 125 Adelaide St.
Winnipeg, MB

Opening reception Friday, January 30, 7-9 pm.
A Celebration of Craft and the Community that is passionate about it!
Featuring work in ceramics, fibre, metal, glass, wood, paper and more.

Craft Talk Saturday, February 7, 2 pm
Facilitated this year by Sherri Van Went, Manager of Retail Operations at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this informal afternoon session will be an opportunity for participating craft artists to talk about their work, get constructive feedback and delve more deeply into the work presented in For the Love of Craft.  This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.