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Do you whisper a tiny 'I'm sorry' Artist Talk with Anne Steves


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C2 Centre for Craft

329 Cumberland Avenue

Winnipeg, MB

Directions: Entry to the C2 Centre requires visitors to buzz in to the left of the door, code "22" For use of our accessible ramp/entrance around the left side of the building, please call us at (204) 615.3951 upon your arrival to ensure it is unlocked for you.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Welsh-Canadian artist Anne Steves invites us to reflect on the universal and intimate dilemmas of life, loss, and connection – avian and otherwise – through her exhibition Do you whisper a tiny “I’m sorry”. Featuring tufted wool rugs, photographs, and her own written reflections, she transforms images of lifeless birds – her own and those gleaned from friends both near and online – into large, human-scale artworks. As children, we are admonished not to touch dead animals. Steves, however, seeks connection, merging her own body with those of the birds through safe and beautiful surrogates, mirroring their final poses in her photography, attempting to enter their world. Her work invites gallery visitors to join her in interacting with these tactile proxies, absorbing the words and images presented and sitting with the feelings and thoughts that emerge.



Manitoba Craft Council

The Manitoba Craft Council is for people who love contemporary craft: professional artists and artisans, collectors and connoisseurs, DIYers and armchair enthusiasts. It’s for people who value the originality and quality of the handmade, who find meaning in making. It’s for the dreamers and schemers who seek to reinterpret the material and cultural traditions of the past through a contemporary lens. It’s for people who have to forge, carve, weave, fold, sculpt, knit. And for their friends and supporters. It’s for you. See, smell, touch, explore the myriad expressions of contemporary craft in Manitoba and be part of a community that is shaped, motivated, and defined by its love of craft.