New “In the Press” Exhibit

Last Thursday, we have launched a new exhibit by Interférences, Arts et Technologies, under the artistic direction of Louis-Robert Bouchard. The “In the Press” exhibit displays the work of participants in this workshop series and explores journalistic storytelling. Our morning routine was once anchored by the daily delivery of the newspaper, but in the past few years we have been witnessing the proliferation of ways to get information in real time. Besides writing the newspaper articles for which they are known, today’s journalists also write television newscasts and choose topics for radio shows, all while being publicly followed on social networks. Their field of action is expanding but their main role, that of telling us stories, remains the same. The exhibition In the Press presents the approach of five journalists and their journey to the profession of “storyteller”. Headlines, video reports, tweets, photographs and podcasts created by the participants of our workshop series are presented as different pages of these stories. Sometimes translucent, sometimes opaque, each page acts as a filter between the visitor and the outside world, which surrounds journalists and brings them these stories. The materiality of the installation takes shape in contact with the light and comes alive with the passing hours, making shadows dance and revealing a variety of complementary content on the evolution of journalism. Come see this new exhibit before Sunday, April 14, on library opening hours: Monday closed Tuesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Film Contest Winners announced

The Morrin Centre has announced the winners of its Student Film Contest for March of 2015, made possible in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage.   First-place film: Le$$, 2015 documentary, produced for the Documentary class at the Cegep de l’Outaouais’ Arts and Letters program’s Cinema and Media profile.  Subject: A glimpse into the life of Leslie Jamieson. Filmed and produced by Francis Leduc and Sara Ben Saud. Language: English with French subtitles Second prize: Petites heures  A dreamlike, sensory portrait of Montreal during the overnight hours. It’s an investigation into an oft-ignored world, creating meaning through the filming, sound and editing> Petites heures explores these short, magical hours through voices, stories, sounds, profiles and spaces: fleeting, unusual moments during the period between night and day. Production: Didier Pigeon-Perreault Video: Florence Carrier Audio: Gabrielle Tremblay Editing: TamDan Vu Sound track: johnny_ripper (Password: pigeon)

Morrin Centre featured in 1608 Magazine

The Morrin Centre and our Executive Director, Barry McCullough, were recently featured in 1608 magazine, Quebec City’s arts and lifestyle publication. In an article entitled “Pour anglophones et -philes,” 1608 wrote about a number of English-centered locations in the city, including Morrin Centre community partners CBC Radio and La Maison Anglaise.

Farewell… not goodbye

Maxime Chouinard was the Centre’s curator for the past five years. It is with regret that we shared his last day with us on Monday, March 31. He had been in charge of the preservation aspects of the Morrin Centre’s over 200-year-old building, and was instrumental in putting together our permanent exhibition on prison life in the 19th century. He managed the archives and artifacts of the Centre, as well as organized meetings of the acquisitions committee. Maxime also played a large role in developing the Centre’s guided tours, including training guides.  We would like to thank Maxime for his hard work and dedication. The entire team and Council wish him the best of luck in his projects to come!