Special EventS 2018

performances, Workshops, Receptions, & Artist Panels

See it all!

The Walk With The Works Roving Reception
June 27, 6 - 8:30PM

Walk with Works Festival artists and director and explore:
1) In Search of Eden by Emmanuel Osahor on Capital Plaza
2) Blessings in Stone by Leo Arcand at the Matrix Hotel
3) home: Medalta’s Artists in Residence at the Alberta Craft Gallery
4) Typical Space by Sora Park & The Skin Machine by Rachel Thomas at Latitude 53
5) Not in the Pink: the creative process by Tina Martel at NorQuest College
6) The Works Festival Stage, featuring Gitana Mundo, on Capital Plaza

Your ticket includes:
- A meet and greet with featured artists, including artists whose work is not a stop on the tour. Spend walking time between venues discussing their exhibits and artistic practice.
- Time at each venue to hear from artists present, ask questions about the work, and explore freely.
- 2 included beverages plus snacks, including a drink on The Works Patio as you take in the eclectic sounds of Gitana Mundo: an exotic blend of music from all corners of the globe, mixed with a little funk, cajun, tex-mex, jazz, old time swing, and and country twang.

Get your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/walk-with-the-works-roving-reception-tickets-46991435649

Colouring Nights on The Works Patio, 7-9 PM Mon - Sat

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Fill in the original work of festival and Works artists! Grab a cool beverage, listen to live music, and chat with the featured artists, who will be on hand to casually talk about their works and inspirations. No experience needed! We got everything you need to tap into your creativity and colour to your heart's content. 

For more info and full artist listing visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1973383349641588/

Sanctuary Spaces: The Edmonton River Valley as Utopia Panel
Saturday June 30, 2 - 3 PM

Join Emmanuel Osahor and panelists from various backgrounds for a thoughtful discussion of the complexities of today's social climate that many cities, including Edmonton, are faced with. Contribute to the dialogue and share your thoughts about these complex issues. The panel discussion will be inside the installation for participants to completely understand the work and have a transformative experience. 

For panelist info and to contribute to the discussion, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/259776818094230/

Not in the pink: artist book readings
Saturday June 23, 12-1 PM & Monday July 2, 12-1 PM

When Tina Martel was diagnosed with Stage Two B breast cancer, she decided to document everything. Not in the Pink is a "graphic narrative" of the pain, frustration, and frequent hilarity of her day to day dealing with eccentricities and bureaucracy of the medical system. 
Meet and chat with Tina Martel as she brings the creative detritus behind the construction of the book into the public eye. She invites everyone for a thoughtful conversation about her creative process behind her award-winning illustrated book on her experience with breast cancer.

get inky with snap printshop: June 27 & 28, 12-5 PM


Discover printmaking techniques with The Works’ partner gallery SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists)! Learn about this creative practice and take home a unique hand printed artwork, created for you live onsite.

Twyla Exner – Send and Receive Workshop on Capital Plaza
June 29, 6-9 PM & June 30th, 3-6 PM

Twyla Exner’s exhibit Send and Receive, located at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce – World Trade Centre, includes watercolour drawings and cast sculptures that combine natural forms with sign-emitting and receiving electronic technologies (satellites). The works consider the relationship between nature and technology.

Join Twyla on June 29th and 30th on Capital Plaza to contribute to the dialogue and create small sculptures of your own to add to a collective installation.


Medalta Fine Craft Demonstrations
The Works ARt MArket on CAPital Plaza
Sat, June 23, 2-5 PM
Sun, June 24, 12-8 PM


Art Bike Tour led by Stacey Cann – stops at The Works!
CApital Plaza
Sat, June 23, 3:15 – 4:00PM

Portrait and Caricature Workshop with Yuyang Yan
The WorksShop Family Programs on CApital Plaza
Sun, June 24 3:30-4:30PM
TUES, JUNE 26 5:30-6:30pm

RHIZOME/underground performance by Nancy Sandercock
Sun, June 24, 2-5PM
Sat, June 30, 12-8PM
SUN, JuLY 1, 2-5PM

Nancy Sandercock's collaborative performance work, featuring various artists of different disciplines, embraces the companion arts of dance, music, visual art, experimental film, and yoga. 

Join Nancy for three minutes or three hours: the duration of the work opens the door for awareness and commitment as a viewer, for however long you wish to share in the experience.



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Matrilineal Threads Performance by Kasie Campbell
Mon, JUNE 25, 6-8PM
Tues, June 26, 6-8PM
Wed, June 27 5:30-6:30PM
Thurs, June 28 6-8PM
Fri, June 29, 6-9PM
Mon, July 3, 4-6PM

Matrilineal Threads is a performative sculptural installation created by Kasie Campbell in collaboration with her mother, Ginette Lund. As Campbell dons the crocheted bodysuit she created with her mother, she references the links between gender, craft, domesticity, tradition, and the body - as well as the ways women relate to themselves with respect to their mothers.


Take in Kasie's performance, drawing on the paradigms of personal experiences as mothers, daughters, and women, and explore her exhibit located on Capital Plaza.


Live Carving With Leo Arcand
The Works ARt MArket on CAPital Plaza
Sat, June 30, 11-4PM
Sun, July 1, 11-9PM


Zine making with Shelby Johnson
The WorksShop Family Programs
Mon, July 2,4-5PM




Off-site Partner events


FFAA Fibre Art Demonstrations
Extension Gallery at Enterprise Square
June 22 - July 3
12-9 PM


Ukrainian Vintage Fair Kickoff
ACUA Gallery
June 23, 4-9PM




Falls: stylistic explorations of two falls
by James Trevelyan
Opening Reception
Galerie Cité
June 28, from 7-9pm



BEAMS Concert
Ortona Armoury
June 29, 8-11PM



Ortona Draw-a-thon
Ortona Armoury
Sat, June 30, 3pm-3am




Figuratively Speaking: 26th Annual Naked Show
Opening Reception
Harcourt House
Thurs, June 21, 7 – 10 pm


home: Medalta’s Artists in Residence
Artist Talk and Reception
Alberta Craft Council
June 23, 2-5 PM


Encore – Opening Reception
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
June 28, 7-9PM



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Tuned in, Spaced out by Gabriel Molina
Opening Reception
FAVA gallery at Ortona Armoury
June 29, 8-11PM




Closing Reception
Bleeding Heart Space
Sat, June 30, 12-3PM