June 1st, 2022 – July 31st, 2023
Mainframe promotes the exploration of digital media tools and technologies to encourage local artists to engage with different resources and art-making methods. By partnering with resource spaces with expertise in digital technology, we will facilitate workshops that will expand community members’ digital literacy and tech toolkit.
In-house Resources for Members:
- 3D Printer **
- MSI Laptop
- CNC Machine ***
- VR Headset (phone required)
- Insta360 One X2
- Wacom Intuos
- Meta Quest 2 (on loan)
- Canon XA11
- BenQ Short Throw Projector
** 3D printing PLA filament in white and translucent. The filament is priced at 10 cents a gram per project. PLA filament can be purchased independently at Filaments.ca.
*** Additional CNC bits are available.
Please note: Our MSI laptop has a handful of 2D (like Adobe Suite) and 3D editing (like Blender & Fusion360) software pre-installed. If there is a program that is not installed but is needed/recommended, please let EE staff know, and we will be happy to work with you on acquiring it.
Workshops recordings and additional materials are included in these links.
Aug 11, 2023 – MAINFRAME is Complete – The Website is LIVE!
July 29, 2023 – Mainframe Web Launch & Tinker Time, Closing Party
June 15, 2023 – Workshop: Auditory Fun 101 with Audacity, with Oz
June 5, 2023 – Workshop: Wonder + Wonder with Brenda Reid
April 21, 2023 – Workshop: Chroma Keying Textiles with Ale Monreal
April 18, 2023 – Workshop: Digital Storytelling with Jane Walker
April 15, 2023 – Artist Talk with Ale Monreal
March 1, 2023 – Workshop: CNC 101 with Jordan Smith
February 23, 2023 – Artist Talk with Michael Lucenkiw
February 22, 2023 – Artist Talk with Nasim Makaremi Nia
February 15, 2023 – Workshop: Sonification of Data with Michael Lucenkiw
February 9, 2023 – Workshop: 3D Printing with Tom Allston
January 26, 2023 – Workshop: An Introduction to Audiostellar with Neddal Ayad
January 21, 2023 – Workshop: Experimental Realities with James March
December 6, 2022 – Workshop: 2D Animation with Julie Lewis
December 1, 2022 – Workshop: Microcontrollers for Artists with Joe Fowler
November 26, 2022 – Workshop: Exploring Collage with Elyse Longair
November 15, 2022 – Workshop: AI Art with Dmytro Durov
November 10, 2022 – Workshop: Generative Art with Geoff Pevlin
November 8, 2022 – Workshop: Working with Webflow with Jan Mertlik
October 11, 2022 – Workshop: Working with Sound with Than Brown
October 1, 2022 – Workshop: Deconstructing FL0W3RS with Francesco De Gallo
June 22, 2022 – Call for Artists: Mainframe Residencies! (CLOSED)
June 17, 2022 – Call for Participants: Digital Resource Survey! (CLOSED)
May 5 – June 17, 2023 … Brenda Mabel Reid & B.G-Osborne
Rachel Gilbert, Residency and Digital Project Coordinator
Rachel Gilbert is a Canadian American of mixed-race descent living and working in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She works with painting, drawing, and printmaking to explore her identity and home(s). Since receiving a BFA in Visual Arts in 2020 and a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies in 2021, Rachel has worked with The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. Michael’s Printshop, and Eastern Edge Gallery, focusing on community programming and outreach. Serving on several boards and committees, Rachel is interested in working to increase diversity, associability, and inclusion in the arts.
Contact: *email@example.com (*after July 2023 – please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org)