Book Retort with Christina Hajjar

Tuesday, January 23, 7-8pm

Through a diasporic lens, Christina Hajjar will take up several artist books to consider themes of home, time, memory, and ritual. She asks, “what does it mean to be/feel at home?,” as she engages with the intimacies, situatedness, and use of longing in each work. Join us for a talk, a cup of rose tea, and a low-pressure activity!

Artist Books & Multiples:

“Galaxies of Pleasure Galaxies of Healing” by Carmella Farahbakhsh

“I was here” by Monica Mercedes Martinez

“Institute for Durational Futures: brought to you by ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY” by Desearch Repartment

summer sometimes by sophie wonfor

Collecting Light by the Pinhole Artist Collective

Flowers and their meanings by Karen Azoulay

Christina Hajjar is a first-generation Lebanese-Canadian queer femme emerging artist, writer, and organizer. She currently attends aceartinc’s Cartae Open School, co-edits Whiny Femmes, and sits on programming committees at Flux Gallery and MAWA. She has recently completed undergrads in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as Business and Administration.

Photo cred:
Christina Hajjar, preserve/decay, performance, 2017. Photo by Carmen Aleman.

Also As Well Too is an accessible space that can be found by going to the second floor of the Buhler Building, moving straight ahead, and then veering slightly right.


Winnipeg Contemporary Poetry Reading Group

Friday, January 2, 1:30-3:30pm at Also As Well Too, 460 Portage Avenue, 2nd floor (Straight ahead and slightly to the right off the elevator)








We are excited to welcome anyone and everyone to join us for a meeting and reading being held by the Winnipeg Contemporary Poetry Reading Group (CPRG) at Also As Well Too.

The CPRG aims to provide public opportunities to poetry-lovers to read and discuss more of the poetry that is going on out in the world, be it contemporary or classic, from emerging or established poets. A different collection of poetry is chosen each week. We spend about an hour reading a collection out loud and use the remaining time to discuss the text together. No preparation required – just join us, pass the book, and engage your poetry brain.

Meetings generally run for two hours, though we are under no time constraints, so come and go as you please. There may be only one copy of a book so be prepared to share.

Book Retort with sophia bartholomew

Saturday, December 16, 2pm at Also As Well Too, 460 Portage Avenue, 2nd floor (Straight ahead off the elevator)

Please join us for some air and a cup of tea and the latest instalment of Also As Well Too’s serial project Book Retort. This rotating guest-lecture/performance emphasizes an engagement with the artist book and our Library.

Working from 20 written dances found in the book “8 DAYS III / BANANAPANDA”, sophia bartholomew will deliver a performative response to spills, leakages, boundaries and contaminations — moving between Elizabeth MacKenzie and Jeanne Randolph’s book “The Underside of Shadows”, Amanda Earl’s poem “WELCOME TO EARTH”, Femmes Unite! a zine produced by F.A.G PDX, and “WHINY FEMMES” a zine launched in Winnipeg this past October, edited by Christina Hajjar & Jules Hardy.

sophia bartholomew is an interdisciplinary artist whose current projects are grounded in collaborative work with rudi aker, Emma Hicks, and with their maternal grandmother, Klara. This month they are completing a residency at Platform centre for photographic + digital arts, supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board and Manitoba Arts Council’s creative residency exchange.

Book Retort with Noor Bhangu

Saturday, December 9, 7pm at Also As Well Too, 460 Portage Avenue, 2nd floor (Straight ahead off the elevator)

Please join us for the latest installment of Also As Well Too’s serial project Book Retort (originally titled There’s Something I Want to Tell You…). This rotating guest-lecture emphasizes an engagement with the artist book and our library.

We are so excited to have Noor Bhangu deliver a response on the topic of postcolonial networks and networking. Noor has selected a series of artist books from the Library to discuss how colonization affected the various cultures the artists are located in but also how it formed a commonwealth network that now lets them dialogue and build community together.

Noor Bhangu recently completed her M.A. in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices at the University of Winnipeg, with a focus on South Asian and diasporic contemporary art. She is currently an emerging curator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Artist book launch: Timiw by Becca Taylor

We are so excited to announce the launch of the newest artist book from Also As Well Too Press! Please join us to celebrate the creation of Timiw by Becca Taylor.

Thursday, April 6, 7pm
753 Wall Street, Winnipeg
The artist will be present and will do a short reading and say a few words at 8pm.

Timiw is a small collection of words, composing narratives of moments and family ties that inform identity in the exploration of my Cree heritage and womanhood. Using the memories, struggles and sacred moments of time-shared, language and materiality to recreate moments that’s became defining in the understanding of who I am as a Urban Indigenous Women and the generational knowledge learnt that I carry with me every day.”

Created with generous support from Manitoba Arts Council

Becca Taylor is a multi-disciplinary artist, youth coordinator and curator of Cree, Scottish and Irish decent. Her practice involves investigations of Indigenous feminisms and forms of community building through various mediums including textiles, beading and installation. Taylor is a member of the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, based out of Edmonton, and holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design.


Winnipeg Telephone (Artist) Book Celebration and Launch

We are officially launching the Winnipeg Telephone (Artist) Book! Please join us to celebrate the fantastic artists who participated and the fun artwork that resulted. The book will be available for purchase ($25).

611 Main Street, Winnipeg*
April 28, 7-11pm
*This is an accessible venue

This book is a visual version of the childhood game of Telephone, where someone comes up with a saying and, as it is whispered in each successive person’s ear, the message changes and the original meaning distorts. With each of the 75 Winnipeg artists getting three days for their turn, this book acts (just like a phone book from any given year) as a snapshot of the Winnipeg arts scene at this moment in time.

Participating artists:
Karen Asher, Ian August, Natalie Baird, Ted Barker, tamara rae biebrich, Irene Bindi, Lindsey Bond, Kelsey Braun, cam bush, Yvette Fiola Cenerini, Susan Chafe, Connie Chappel, Sarah Ciurysek, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Aston Coles, Sarah Crawley, Roewan Crowe, Chantal Dupas, Aganetha Dyck, Richard Dyck, Neil Peter Dyck, William Eakin, Heidi Eigenkind, hannah_g, Ashley Gillanders, Ming Hon, Takashi Iwasaki, Glen Johnson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Lindsay Joy, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Val Klassen, Dana Kletke, Heather Komus, Rob Kovitz, Megan Krause, Colleen Leduc, Erika Lincoln, Andrew Lodwick, Jenny Loewen, Craig Stuart Love, Mandy Malazdrewich, Monica Martinez, Kegan McFadden, Sean McLachlan, Divya Mehra, Doug Melnyk, Bernie Miller, Andrew John Milne, Shaun Morin, Kristin Nelson, Mark Neufeld, Freya Björg Olafson, Corrie Peters, Tracy Peters, Bev Pike, Praba Pilar, Jeanne Randolph, Willow Rector, Andrea Roberts, Paul Robles, Melanie Rocan, Kelly Ruth, Tim Schouten, Gurpreet Sehra, Theo Sims, Suzie Smith, Sheila Spence, Reva Stone, Rob Taite, Becca Taylor, Tricia Wasney, Michelle Wilson, Lisa Wood, Collin Zipp

There’s Something I Want to Tell You

Thursday, December 15, 7pm at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 100 Arthur Street

Also As Well Too presents its new serial project, There’s Something I Want to Tell You…, a rotating guest-lecture that emphasizes an engagement with the artist book and our library. The premier guest-lecture will be delivered by Kegan McFadden on the topic of Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam. This talk is co-presented by Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, where Ho Tam’s solo exhibition, Cover to Cover, is currently being shown.

McFadden tell us:
The talk will be about the artist Ho Tam and his recent book, Ghost Image, through which he collects photographs and documents of his lover Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid-90s. Ho titled the project after his favourite author, Hervé Guibert, another artist who died in 1991 from AIDS-related causes. I plan to read an excerpt from the Guibert book as well as analyze Ho’s approach to dealing with the material left after Kirby’s death. I will talk about stories, I will talk about influence, and I will talk about how these two fleeting things can be made material.

About the presenter:
Kegan McFadden’s projects, which take the shape of publications, exhibitions, performances, and artworks, embody a theory of thinking through history. He animates his archival research with an emphasis on the anecdotal, and is particularly interested in locating networks of activity that have gone unacknowledged.

Image: Ho Tam, from his bookwork Ghost Image

Culture Days: Also As Well Too at The University of Winnipeg

September 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 September 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hamilton Galleria, The University of Winnipeg Library, 4th Floor Centennial Hall
uwGallery 1C03 presents Also As Well Too, on display for the campus-wide Artsfest. Also As Well Too is an artist-run, not-for-profit library dedicated to the very special category of artists’ books. The collection’s focus on these experiential works of art helps to highlight the indefinability that defines this genre of artwork. Visitors may interact with these books-as-art-objects, connecting with artwork, artists, and the issues they bring forward in a new and exciting way. While Also As Well Too has an open collecting policy and accepts works from artists all over Canada and beyond, there is a special focus on works created by Winnipeg artists. The Artist Book Librarian will be present and happy to answer questions, discuss specific works, or talk about artist books in general.