Welcome to Video Pool Media Arts Centre

An Evening of Wanderings


November 26th, 2014

Video Pool Media Arts Centre will be hosting a free fun filled evening at aceartinc.
6:30 – Refreshments and snacks for all!
7:00 – Artlink Magazine Launch
7:15 – Artist Talk by Helga Jakobson
8:00 – Canadian Premiere of Architecture of and Atom (62mins) and Winnipeg and the Infinite Whistle (short) directed by Juliacks

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Dry Media – A Herbarium Art Workshop

A herbarium is a biorepository of dried, preserved plant specimens for scientific study. The University of Manitoba Herbarium houses the largest collection of vascular plants in Manitoba, with over 76,000 records. Artists will gain access to this plant collection, view specimens beneath dissection microscopes, and capture images with a microscope camera. Projects resulting from the workshop (not limited to drawings) will be shown in a group exhibit at the Edge Gallery from February 20th-March 6th 2015.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Helga Jakobson, visual artist
  • Chantal Dupas, visual artist
  • Dawn Wood, plant scientist
  • Diana Sawatzky, botanist, hebarium assistant curator

To Apply:

Space is limited. Please submit your name and contact information, with 250 words expressing your interest in this workshop to Diana.Sawatzky@umanitoba.ca by November 14th 2014.

For more information click here

Watch talks by – Caroline Monnet & Heath Bunting

You can watch all of Video Pool’s recent artist talks here or on our vimeo page!

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New in our online store!
Look Beyond is a compilation of video works by Lansing Bruce Robertson.

Featuring 8 of Robertson’s amazing animated shorts plus Bonus Material!

Available on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Buy it here!

Watch Risa Horowitz’s Artist Talk

Screen shot 2014-08-05 at 10.37.25 AMRisa Horowitz spent the month of May as an artist in residence at Video Pool. At the end of her residency she delivered an artist talk about her ongoing 29 year project Imaging Saturn.

Watch it here!



Exciting Distribution Announcement!

Video Pool is excited to share the Canada Council for the Arts’ announcement of a 1.5 million dollar investment into a new digital distribution platform. We are thrilled to be part of this amazing group of distributors who have been working so hard to get the platform off the ground to benefit Video Pool Members and the Media Arts Community at large! Read the press release.

Toxic Life and Engineered Death – Symposium Videos

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Image: Malus ecclesia by Joe Davis

Did you miss the “Toxic Life and Engineered Death” symposium Video Pool convened in conjunction with the Toxicity exhibition? Not to worry! All the talks from the day long event are now online! The keynote speakers were: Steve Kurtz, Joe Davis and Natalie Jeremijenko. Additional talks were given by Jennifer Willet, Andrew E. Pelling, Niki Sperou, Ted Heibert and Melentie Pandilovski. Go to the list of videos