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

Night Owls

Design Digital & new media Drawing Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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Forum Art Centre

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English and French.


Come by the Forum Art Centre and Coronation Park to see an animated sound installation called 'Night Owls' created by James Culleton and Michael Koch-Schulte.

The plight of birds. Bird populations are in decline in North America. Some estimates say we’ve lost a billion birds since 1976. While nature often takes millennia to adapt to changing conditions, we as humans have the ability to adapt rapidly. We also have a responsibility to react to adverse changes when our ecosystems are threatened. We want to explore the idea that society has the ability to adapt to the needs of birds more than they can adapt to us.



James Culleton

Inspiration comes in many forms for James Culleton. Whether it’s making snow furniture or drawing without looking, creativity is what Culleton loves. Culleton is multifaceted and and uses his skills as a painter, sculptor, and musician to feed his passion for creativity. His public art graces the façade of the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. He has published several books of drawings and has many CDs of his own music. He teaches design at Red River College and art at the Forum Art Centre in Winnipeg. He recently painted Manitoba’s largest mural at Club Regent.

Culleton graduated from Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba in 1998. He has won awards from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, EQ3’s Generation Art from the Michaelle Jean Foundation, and a Pinnacle award from The American Society of Furniture Designers.


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