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Merging Mindsets – 3D Printing: Uses, Materials, and Challenges

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 November 30, 2019
 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Image: Better Living Through Bio-Robotics: NGGH Beluga Drone. 2018. Erika Lincoln. 20-3D prints of beluga whale merged with Global Hawk UAV, gypsum, steel, mirrored acrylic

As part of our Merging Mindsets panel series, Video Pool Media Arts Centre will be hosting this dynamic discussion on 3D printing.

3D printing is revolutionizing how we construct and create. Originally invented to assist designers in rapid-prototyping it has become more accessible and available allowing artists to unleash their creativity in new ways. Join local makers and artists to learn about techniques, software, and challenges with the medium. How can I integrate 3D printing into my artistic practice? Where do I start? What resources are available locally? They will answer all of these questions – and more!

This event will be recorded. Walk-ups are welcome!


About Merging Mindsets
In cities around the world, the creative arts and interactive digital media sectors are bringing their respective skills together to imagine and create exciting new events, art and products – merging digital technologies with artistic practice. In Manitoba, we’re ready to showcase what our vibrant arts community and interactive digital media sector can do together.

Merging Mindsets will expand opportunities for artists to create using digital technologies while broadening connections with interactive digital media (IDM) related companies that want to innovate using creative talent. Join us as we embark on an exciting series of community-building events exploring the digital tech in art and the art in digital tech while connecting the people in between.

For more information about upcoming panels and events click HERE!



Marney Stapley has been holding leading roles in technology sector for over 30 years, and as the current Vice President of North Forge Technology Exchange, Marney attracts new business and works with local startups to facilitate their expansion, increase their market potential, and grow their network. She is also responsible for the North Forge Fabrication Lab — the largest fabrication and rapid prototyping facility in North America — and is also the Vice President of Business Development for Fabbaloo, one of the world’s most respected 3D printing and additive manufacturing publications.

In what little spare time she must have Marney is a volunteer for TEDx Winnipeg, responsible for selecting and working with engaging speakers, and she is also the Manitoba Ambassador for Women in 3D printing.


Erika Lincoln is an artist whose practice is centred around art and technology. She is interested in all sorts of systems, from the physical to the conceptual. She explores how such systems hold knowledge, transmit ideas, and ultimately control behaviour. She works primarily in installation where she includes interactivity, mark making, sound, and sculptural kinetics as part of her approach. Over the past 20 years she has exhibited in galleries, media art festivals, and museums in North America, Europe, and Australia. Erika has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Medialab Prado, and as Artist in Residence with City of Winnipeg’s Planning Department.


Christopher Kematch began with an interest in 3D printing which expanded into combining a variety of technology and contemporary fabrication methods to create intricate and unique designs. Recipient of the North Forge Indigenous Scholarship, he has produced over 24 prototypes for his business. Christopher’s interest in art and handcrafted goods has taken a whole new direction and he plans on moving into mass productions for retail and galleries, endeavouring to stay true to natural elements while adding modern touches.



Grace Nickel is a ceramic artist and educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her studio practice focusses on sculptural ceramics and installation. She teaches as Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba School of Art. An award-winning artist, with success in international competitions including the Mino International Ceramics Competition in Japan and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Nickel has shown her work extensively in Canada and abroad. Most recently she exhibited her solo show Eruptions at the Art Gallery of Burlington in Ontario. Previous solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. She had her work selected for the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, NCECA Annual Exhibitions in Philadelphia and Portland, and the Fule International Ceramic Art Museums project in Fuping, China. Nickel was recently invited to speak at the AK Ceramic Centre in the Icheon Ceramics Village, South Korea, and presented at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart, Tasmania. Her work is found in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Gifu, Japan, the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Nickel received her BFA from the University of Manitoba and MFA from NSCAD University. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.


Merging Mindsets is an initiative of Creative Manitoba with partners, New Media Manitoba and Video Pool Media Arts Centre; and is funded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

Together we will expand the relationships between our creative arts and digital tech communities to foster new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.



 November 30, 2019
 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Venue Phone: 204.949.9134

Venue Website:

100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1H3

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