Jan 29, 2018 Portal 0 at the New Music Festival


StorefrontMB’s Portal Zero at the New Music Festival, created and produced by architect Richard Derksen.
Special thanks to Kathleen Polischuk, Leanne Zacharias, the Mb Assoc of Architects, 701 Architecture and Holz Custom Prefab.

Portal 0 will have a live performance of music commissioned for Portal 0:

Wednesday: Pre-show (6:30 – 7:30), Intermission, and Post-Show (1 performance)

Friday: Pre-show (6:30 – 7:30), Intermission, and Post-Show (1 performance)

Other times will have surroundsound playback of the 21 minute piece:

Three contours, traversed is a site-specific piece for cello and four channel fixed media commissioned for the Portal Zero project. This is the third piece composed for cellist Leanne Zacharias by Travis Weller, Austin, Texas. The material emphasizes the natural resonance of instruments in a small space. The pre-recorded media features several acoustic instruments such as marimba, vibraphone, celeste, prepared piano, steel lamellophones, violin and viola. These sounds were not electronically manipulated after they were recorded, except to remove background noise. As the cello part provides a foundation for the harmony heard in the unseen chamber ensemble, the piece meanders through a maze of tones as they diminish over time. 

Jan 25, 2018 BENCHmark – 1 week left to submit!


The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba invite design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Pandora Pathway. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of a ‘common’ bench. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks and provide a place to wait, rest, read and more.


BENCHmark: Call for Proposals is now open! 

This Call for Submissions is open to teams and individuals consisting of designers, architects, landscape architects, and / or artists. Individuals may be students, interns, or practitioners. Multiple submissions are permitted. Deadline is Thursday, February 1st, 2018.

[Download the Call For Proposals Document]

Jan 02, 2018 WDF: Call for Festival Curators

Winnipeg Design Festival 2018: Call for Festival Curator

StorefrontMB is now accepting applications for the position of 

Festival Curator for the 2018 Winnipeg Design Festival!

StorefrontMB is looking for self motivated individual applicants or team(s) that are enthusiastic, have exceptional written and graphic communication skills, have strong interpersonal skills, are well organized, can manage budgets, and above all are passionate about design and design culture.

Click the link below to download the Festival Curator information document. Deadline for applications is January 22nd 2018. 

Good Luck! 

Download [Festival Curator information document]

Questions? contact info@storefrontmb.ca