Shape-Making Painting Workshop
April 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

With Madeleine Mayo

In this workshop you will make a pile of paintings in acrylic paint on paper that you don’t have to plan or defend. Working spontaneously and intuitively from your imagination you will come up with an assortment of shapes and visual ideas that take inspiration from various prompts and keywords. There will be time to look at each others paintings and to work in a call and response fashion taking inspiration directly from one another.

You will work both collaboratively and independently. It’s a time dedicated to explore painting without getting precious about it. It will be a focused and active four hours so come prepared to make a lot of unedited and unexpected imagery. 

All materials will be provided.

Space is limited, please register in advance by emailing or call (506) 536-1211

Image: Roxanne Thibault, 2017, courtesy of Madeleine Mayo


Super 8 Hotel Film Festival
July 2019

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Super 8 Hotel Film Festival: An opportunity for you to shoot your very own short film and present it on the big screen.

If you would like to participate in this year’s festival, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Contact Gallery – Email us at or phone 536-1211 to sign up and order film. No deadline to register but film supplies are limited so let us know as soon as possible.
  2. Shoot Film – Participants will have access to Super 8 cameras, lights, tripods, and rigging as well as technical assistance.
  3. Process Film – Black & White film can be hand-processed at Struts & Faucet or sent to a film lab for processing at $26 per cartridge. The deadline for lab processing of film is July 1st.
  4. Film Screening – This fabulous event will take place in late July.


Black & white film is $40 per cartridge

Lab processing cost is an additional $26 per roll
*it’s also possible to process the film yourself, pay $20 for 16mm film instead of Super 8, or learn to make your own emulsion! Email Todd Fraser at to learn more about any of these options. 

At the beginning of June Struts & Faucet will begin to host a series of weekly workshops leading up the Super 8 Hotel Film Festival screening. These will range from specific skill development workshops to informal darkroom hours. They may include hand processing film, splicing, digitizing, making prints or blow ups, animating on film, making motion picture cyanotype film, and handmade emulsions!