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1919 strike Winnipeg - A new public art for the city

So nice I was able to join the amazing glass artist Warren Carther to work on the 1919 strike art project at Market & Main st in Winnipeg! After the 1ww, many Canadian workers struggled to make ends meet while employers prospered, which lead to a general strike. The Winnipeg strike was the larger strike in Canadian history: between May 15 and June 25, more than 35000 workers left their jobs. It did not immediately succeed in empowering workers and improving job conditions but it did help unite the working class in canada and the street car got tilted over, a powerful symbol is now in the Winnipeg streets!  

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Quelle chance d’avoir pu travailler avec l’artiste Warren Carther sur le projet artistique de la grève de 1919 à Market & Main st à Winnipeg. Après la guerre, de nombreux travailleurs canadiens ont eu du mal à joindre les deux bouts, tandis que les employeurs prospéraient, ce qui entraîna une grève générale. La grève de Winnipeg a été la plus grande grève de l'histoire du Canada: entre le 15 mai et le 25 juin, plus de 35 000 travailleurs ont quitté leur emploi. La grève n'a pas réussi à améliorer les conditions de travail immédiatement, mais a contribué à unifier la classe ouvrière au Canada. Le tramway renversé est un symbole puissant qui est maintenant dans les rues de Winnipeg pour le centenaire.

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CBC Interview (in french) about the project:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/l-actuel/episodes/437583/audio-fil-du-jeudi-4-juillet-2019/3

Photos by Warren Carther.

Gibsons Public Art Gallery - Opening Feb 16th, 2019

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is please to host the new exhibition “WHAT MATTERS” from three artists: “Felt A La Main With Love”, Catherine Tableau and Aurelia Bizouard with her collection KINTSUGI.

With digital technologies dominating more and more today's visual arts, the three artists of
?WHAT MATTERS! reclaim and question in their practice the use of common and accessible material found in every day : wool, glass, and plaster.

Within a ritualized and compulsive action of making, they push back the traditional use, the limits of form, and they play with the medium's constraints while exploring its qualities.
What matters and what the three artists share here through an echoing fragmented pattern is the tactile nature and true essence of each material - wool, glass, and plaster - rising to a sensitive, emotive artistic value.

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KINTSUGI - In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Aurelia Bizouard creates art with glass panels and reverse painting questioning the meaning of life. The use of glass - a transparent fragile matter - is like a metaphor for life, its fragility and its strength. - Aurelia Bizouard