Employment Opportunity: Production Manager
Deadline for Applications: November 18, 2019

The Production Manager will coordinate, facilitate and maintain all aspects of Struts & Faucet’s production and technical operations. Specific duties include the coordination of production programs, festivals, orientations for local and visiting artists, and basic, intermediate, and advanced workshops. This position reports directly to the Board of Struts & Faucet. 

Ease on Down the Road : Jeff Mann
December 1 - 14, 2019

Jeff Mann is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture and media art. During his time at Struts he will be producing a series of short films made in collaboration with artist Emiliano Sepulveda. The films, produced by Mann, documenting a series of transmissions from a distant planet, investigate themes of hope and courage in the Anthropocene, while also exploring ideas of belonging, identity, and connectedness to the land.

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Annual Holiday Members Show & Sale
December 13, 2019 – December 20, 2019

Members of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre submit works to the Annual Holiday Members Show & Sale each December. Join us at the opening reception, Friday December 13 at 7:00pm, to view works from artists near and far. There will be a holiday card-making activity for kids, music and festive goodies. All are welcome.

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Time Share Mentorship Program: Screening and Talk with Dani and Sheilah ReStack
January 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

Time Share is a mentorship program initiated by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. Each year, a Mentor film/video artist is invited to Sackville to share their work in a screening and artist talk. Afterward, a call for Mentees is published. The selected Mentee has access to all of the equipment and resources at the centre to work on an new film or video project with guidance from Mentor in bi-weekly digital conference meetings over six months. The finished film or video project is then presented in Sackville and in the home city of the invited Mentor. We are very pleased to announce that Dani and Sheilah ReStack will be the Time Share Mentors in 2020.

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Ease on Down the Road: Marissa Sean Cruz
February 24 - March 1, 2020

Marissa Sean Cruz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) with a focus in video and digital arts. As a biracial Filipinx, Cruz’s work negotiates a layered socioracial identity in sculptural confrontations, conceptual systems and prop-comedy performances. During her residency at Struts & Faucet, she will be working on a video that focuses on the artist anthropomorphizing into a show-poodle. Her video is a departure from research into a troublesome binary that implies “cuteness” as opposition to “criticality”. She examines “adorableness” as an act of resistance and rebellion, rather than a hinderance to an idea of “avant-garde”.

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Cynthia Naggar
March 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Cynthia Naggar refines herself in digital art. Always pushing boundaries of her art, she innovates into public interactivity using video, sound and biofeedback. She has this desire to make visible the invisible in us. A minimalist work that illustrates a very primitive relationship between man and machine, but that somewhat questions the public about their presence in space and in the time that they occupy.

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Amy Siegel
May 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that 

combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. 

Benjamin Evans
June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. He has zero formal training in data visualization, computer programming, MATLab, signal processing or sleep science in general. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he has also spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

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Dominique Pétrin
August 4, 2020 – September 5, 2020

Dominique Pétrin is a visual artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. She has been working primarily with silkscreen printing for over 20 years. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, Pil and Galia Kollectiv (London) and choreographers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris) and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) in Culture, Administration & Trembling performance. She collaborated with the artist Banksy for The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. She was nominated for the Louis Comtois Award in 2017, and longlisted for the Sobey Award in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, at the MAC and across Canada, France, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

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Thea Jones
September 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020

I am an interdisciplinary artist. My practice fluctuates between where I am and the trajectory from where I have come, continually hauling and sorting through the baggage as I go. Video, mending, installation and small iterations of performance have been used to observe the folly or fallacy of everyday living. I attempt to make work in a place that either exacerbates a task, proclaims to solve problems with miniature sized solutions or stimulates the obvious with volume.

– Thea Jones

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