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Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

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Japanese Paper for Printmaking of all Kinds and So Much More - a slide-talk by Nancy Jacobi

Wednesday August 15th at 7pm
Free and open to the public at Martha Street Studio.

ASL interpretation services may be requested by 5pm on August 10 for Nancy Jacobi's talk, by email at or by phone at 204 779-6253

In conjunction with Peter Graham's Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints printmaking workshop, Nancy Jacobi, founder of The Japanese Paper Place, will give a free public presentation about Japanese paper, emphasizing its uses by printmakers and media artists today. Nancy will also share her knowledge of its production and will have a number of papers on hand for sale.

Decades after founding The Japanese Paper Place (1982, Toronto ON), Nancy Jacobi continues to find new outlets to express her life’s passion for one of the world’s most precious artistic resources: washi. Her 2008 endeavour, "The World Washi Summit," brought together Japanese papermakers, artists, gallery owners and distributors of paper from around the world for a life-altering week of creative discovery. Each subsequent year in June and throughout the year Nancy has organized a smaller event along similar themes. In 2017 the Japanese Paper Place partnered with Propeller Gallery for "In the Spirit of Indigo," hosting an exhibition using vintage indigo gampi and offering numerous workshops related to blue. Nancy also makes time to enjoy baroque music, theatre, Tai Chi, swimming at her summer cottage and traveling the world.

New Indigenous Arts Leaders Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: August 17, 2018 

The Winnipeg Arts Council is partnering with both Martha Street Studio and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre for the Indigenous Arts Leaders Fellowship.

This is a new opportunity that will provide First Nations, Metis or Inuit arts administration professionals with a specialized opportunity to become immersed in the community of contemporary Arts creation and presentation in Winnipeg.

The program seeks to champion Indigenous leaders in the Arts Community and develop deeper relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous arts administrators, practitioners and organizations. This fellowship has been developed through an extensive consultation process with Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the arts community in Winnipeg and across Canada, as well as training agencies and employment specialists.

Fellowships are paid positions and recipients will receive mentorship, professional development, and management skills. Fellows will receive arts-focused management training in not-for-profit governance, financial management, leadership and human resources.

Please visit for more information about eligibility and qualifications, or contact Dominic Lloyd at or 204-943-7668.

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Fall Course Registration Now Open!

We are now accepting registrations for our fall courses and workshops!  See below for details.

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Hanna Reimer, University of Manitoba Student Scholarship Award Winner

Turn In by Hanna Reimer, silkscreen and embroidery on fabric, 200 x 220 cm, 2017

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 University of Manitoba Student Scholarship Award: Hanna Reimer. Hanna will be printing in the studio this summer and will showcase some of her work in the gallery in September.

Hanna is a multidisciplinary artist going into her third year at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She often deals with topics of language, disconnect, and awareness in her pieces. Texture, pattern, and a hands-on process are very important to her practice. Most of her work has been experiments with fabric, silkscreen, ceramics, and painting. Her most recent work is involved with linocut prints and embossing.

Hanna is also a member of the Actually Milk Art Collective, who had their first exhibition in December of 2017 and recently had an exhibition in the Gallery of Student Art at the University of Manitoba.