Workshop with melannie monoceros

Gallery 1C03

Detail of cream-coloured quilt embroidered with red thread that shows part of a spinal column and the word "when?"

Image: melannie monoceros, Pain Map (part of Point of Origin series), 2016, machine-sewn quilt with embroidery thread on raw cotton (detail). Photo: Adele Ruhdorfer.

Reckoning With the Tangle
text/ile workshop with melannie monoceros
Friday, January 24
12:00 – 3:00 pm (stay the entire time, or come and go as needed)
greenhouse artlab
5th floor Library, University of Winnipeg

Geared for QT2SBIPOC writers and artists. Workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Please email or phone 204-786-9253 to register.

Pulling from found texts, fabric and other materials, participants will be lead in a conversation exploring themes and experiences of dis/comfort, care, and reflections on access and need. Will include embroidery, quilting, and creative writing. We will have some supplies available, but feel free to bring your own as well.

melannie monoceros is a poet and artist exploring polysensory production through text/ile, performance, and installation. A Black and chronically ill creator, they are currently based in Treaty 1 /Winnipeg, MB; home of the Métis Nation and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Dene, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations. They have read and performed at This is Not a Sentence (Paoli, IN 2018), Republic of Inclusion (Ottawa, ON 2017), and at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto, ON 2016). melannie is a VONA fellow (Berkeley, CA 2014) and has since been awarded grants from the Canada, Ontario, and Toronto Arts Councils in 2016, 2017, 2018. melannie has been a guest lecturer at Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ryerson University, and Yukon College School of Visual Art. melannie’s writing has appeared in magazines such as Make/Shift, Shameless, and The Peak as well as the When Language Runs Dry zine. At present they are continuing work on their series “ancestoradio” as well as participating in mentorship programs through MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) and Also As Well Too Artist Book Program.

Gallery 1C03 wishes to thank the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies and the greenhouse artlab for their sponorship of this workshop.

Accessibility: The greenhouse artlab is located in the University of Winnipeg Library on the fourth floor of Centennial Hall. Access is via elevator on the main floor of Centennial Hall. Registered participants will meet at the library entrance and be guided to the greenhouse artlab. There are accessible and gender-neutral washrooms on campus. Please consult the University of Winnipeg's accessibility map for more detailed information.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253