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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Resiliency in Joy


Design Interdisciplinary Painting Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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Tara Davis Studio Boutique

246 McDermot Ave

Winnipeg, MB

Directions: This installation can be viewed in a physically-distanced way through the windows outside Tara Davis Studio Boutique between September 24 - October 24.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


resiliency in joy | the importance of happiness

Repurposed and found materials show potential and hope.

Layers of scale between inside, outside, glass, ceiling, floor.

Light projecting outward and inward, reflecting shadows and iridescent magic.

Bubbles floating in-between just for a moment before they pop.

Growing like resilient plants from the forest floor, into the clouds above, making magic out of the falling rain with rainbows growing from the fallout.

This installation will be a garden of assemblage sculptures extending between both shop windows. Iridescent rainbows grow from this base layers with paper sculpture clouds along the ceiling. Strings of color, texture and light fall from the clouds down to the rainbows below. Reflections and light will bounce onto the sidewalk and light up the inside of the shop. Iridescent bubbles will reflect the installation right to the viewer and bring them closer to see the tiny details inside to escape for a second into this tiny happy world. Pull up a little step stool outside and peek right into the magic, changing between the light of day and dark of night with new things to see and experience.



Illuminate the Night presents Darci Madlung

Born in the mountains, yet landed in the prairies to get her Master of Interior Design degree, Darci Madlung is an artist that brightens the world with colour. Original art, handmade frames and other painted, iridescent and fun works are made locally in her studio in Manitoba.

Artist Statement: My paintings and art work are a reflection of the material surroundings and the magic of the universe that is often overlooked. I am inspired by the dichotomies and contrasts of the universe, the intersection of material and spiritual, and the connection to the magical and spiritual properties of the natural world through the processes of making and abstraction.

--- Each year, the "Illuminate the Night" open call is held for artists to propose pieces that will enthrall, excite and possibly introduce Winnipeggers to something they have never seen or experienced before at Nuit Blanche. Projects are selected by a jury of artists and art professionals and are featured in Winnipeg’s downtown core. ---


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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2021

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