Bleeding Heart Temporary Space Series launches with "Artifact of Place"

We’ve moved out of our space at the top of the stairs to pursue new options for public art displays and events along the Avenue, with a series called “Bleeding Heart Temporary Space”.

We loved the intimate nature and natural lighting of our previous space, as well as our great neighbours, but we struggled with the space’s lack of accessibility and visibility.

This year, we will be investing in moments of creativity and connection, rather than using our resources to manage a year-round space. We’re ready to see how art and faith can dance together in new corners of our neighbourhood, and are excited to have found some wheelchair accessible, street-front, community spaces to set the stage!

The inaugural exhibition of this series will be Artifact of Place, by Deltra Powney.

“These sculptures are a reflection of experiences processed through the filter of anthropogenic responsibility, and are artifacts of a place that exists between what was and what is yet to be.”

- From the Exhibition Statement of Deltra Powney’s Artifact of Place, October 2019

This October, Deltra’s sculptures will be presented in 2 different contexts simultaneously: at a main gallery site at 11807 92 St, and in St.Faith’s Anglican Church - our Bleeding Heart headquarters. Deltra will be installing a few works in our narthex: the indoor “porch” space that leads people towards the sanctuary from the main entrance of the building. It has old wooden architectural elements and liminal aspects that speak in unison with her creations.

The space at 11807 is also a place of transition, but in a much different way. The space is owned by one of our Avenue neighbours, and has been a few different things in its past life, including a restaurant. Now, the old, decaying interior has been ripped out and is being remade into a safe and usable environment for the community. Our neighbours are pausing construction for the month of October and have generously agreed to host Artifact of Place in the midst of their revitalization work. We think it’s the perfect time and place to display the main collection of Deltra’s Artifacts, and we invite you to come experience the work on Saturdays from 11 AM - 3 PM (or other days by appointment) from October 5th - 27th.

Opening Reception - Artifact of Place

October 5th, 11 AM - 3 PM, with Artist Talk at 1 PM

11807 92 St (main gallery site)

Admission-free. Refreshments provided. All are welcome.

Image courtesy of the artist

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