Fringe Arts

  • Illustrator of the Underdogs

    Cartoonist Joe Ollmann Releasing Comic Dealing with the Human Condition

    Cartoonist Joe Ollmann is releasing a new graphic novel that meshes his vision of human nature with dark humour.

  • Creating Art with DNA

    Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg Collects DNA Traces Found in Public Spaces as Inspiration for Her Sculptures

    What began as exposing a tiny hair trapped in an artwork’s display case shifted into an artist collecting bits of DNA around the city and creating sculptural portraits of individuals who had left their traces behind in public spaces.

  • Storytelling Through Images

    Le Cinéclub Screening Silent Film in a Church to Introduce a Wider Audience to Classic Movies

    The identities of churches have significantly changed over the course of several years. No longer do they simply represent places of worship, but they have been appropriated and recently transformed into homes, shopping centres and now temporary movie theatres.

  • This Is Everyone’s Problem

    Choreographer Daina Ashbee’s New Dance Performance Tackles the Subjects of Abuse and Interconnection

    A dancer flings her body to a wall while another violently shakes a clothing rack that almost topples over her as she unleashes bloodcurdling screams. These are some of the disturbing yet highly symbolic images the audience can expect to see at Unrelated, a major dance production choreographed by Daina Ashbee.

  • Poetry That Has Punch

    Concordia Alum Greg Santos Challenges Poetic Traditions in Latest Published Collection

    Montreal-based poet and former Concordia student Greg Santos is releasing his second collection of poems, Rabbit Punch, challenging the conventions of poetry with a humorous twist.

  • The Travellin’ Troubadours

    Folk Duo ‘Rube and Rake’ Honours Musical Predecessors with Lyrics, Harmonies and Use of String Instruments

    Folk duo Rube and Rake of St. John’s, Newfoundland, have left their “haunted brothel” to hit the road and perform across the country on their first tour, with a Sept. 25 show in Montreal

  • The Up-and-Coming Voice of POP

    Lydia Ainsworth to Debut Her Album Right From Real at POP Montreal

    Lydia Ainsworth’s talking voice is just as captivating and soothing as the tracks featured on her debut album Right From Real.

  • Dance Theatre Fusion

    Fabien Prioville’s Reverse_Me Invades the Goethe-Institut

    Choreographer Fabien Prioville’s new performance art piece h3. Reverse_Me will take-over the Montreal location of the German non-profit Goethe-Institut this week.

  • The Colours of Montreal’s Underground Music Scene

    Hip Hop Karaoke Organizers Discuss One of Montreal’s Best-Kept Secrets

    Montreal has many hidden gems, one of them being its hip-hop culture. You don’t necessarily hear it at the forefront—it’s somewhat invisible, yet it surrounds us. You just need to know where to look.

  • Montreal Artist Collective Centres Exhibit Around Botanical Imagery

    Exploring the floral theme, curatorial platform Collectif Blanc is presenting its third pop-up exhibition bringing together artists, editors and designers from all around the world to exchange and meet the Montreal public.