September at CFAT: Less Sunshine, More films

Open House
Join us on September, 29th 2016 from 4 -8 for our annual open house! Come tour the space, eat some snacks and meet some of our fantastic community!

September 29th, 2016 4 – 8pm
Centre for Art Tapes
2238 Maitland st.

Artist Talk by Sam Decoste

Our current Local Artist-in-Residence Sam Decoste will be giving an artist talk about her time as LAIR and her practice this month at the Art Bar. Sam has been working on her new animated short Salon during her time at CFAT.  If you would like to talk to Sam in advance of her artist talk feel free to drop by her open studio hours every Wednesday from 1 – 4 from August 24th to September 14th.
Sam Decoste Artist Talk
Monday September 26th, 7pm, Art Bar
1873 Granville St

CFAT is closed for Labour Day

We will be closed on Tuesday, September 6th for Labour Day! All weekend bookings will be due back on Wednesday the 7th. Have a great weekend

CFAT Radio Club

The Centre for Art Tapes is developing a weekly half hour interview Radio Show/Podcast about contemporary media arts for CKDU. The group has had their first meeting and has some exciting episodes in the works!

If you’re interested in being a part of the CFAT Radio Club email Programming and Communications Coordinator Tori Fleming at

CFAT at NSCAD Table Day

Hey NSCAD students! Get ready, we’re coming over! From 11-2 we will be at Port Campus giving out FREE student memberships and $20 to be used towards rentals and facility use. Come check us out!

CFAT Members showing in the
Atlantic Film Festival!

We are so proud of all of the CFAT members showing their work at this years Atlantic Film Festival. Don’t miss these awesome pieces!
Tim Tracey – Data Mine Tickets
Susan Wolf – Swimming in the Imaginary Tickets
Chris Spencer-Lowe – Two Tickets
Lynn Matheson – When We Were Poor Tickets
Cory Bowles – Black Cop Tickets
Alan Collins – My Life So Far Tickets
Ariella Pahlke – Mi’kwite’tmn (Do you remember) Tickets
Dawn George – We Are the World/Mold Tickets

Member of the Month

Meet Rajee!

September’s CFAT member of the month is Rajee Paña Jeiji Shergill! Rajee Paña Jeji Shergill is an interdisciplinary artist born in Winnipeg who currently lives in Cherry Hill, Nova Scotia. Through textiles, sound and video, Rajee explores memory, family and diaspora. Rajee’s video work and installations often combine home movie footage and sound recordings, which span over 30 years, as well as images of personal and familial iconography. Her art practice also emphasizes the importance of learning and revisiting familial stories  and skills, through the creation of a family archive that investigates intergenerational inheritance and diasporic subjectivity.

We asked Rajee what she’s been up to and what she loves about CFAT. Read her answers over on our new ‘Member of the Month‘ section of our webpage.

Call for the Board of Directors

Would you like to contribute to the local media arts community?  The Centre for Art Tapes is currently seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. Board members serve a minimum two-year term, representing the members and acting as trustees in the public interest. They guide the organization on the road to achieving its vision, mission and mandate.

Members interested in serving on the Board are encouraged to submit their name and a statement of interest to Renée Gruszecki, Co-chair of the board at A full job description for the CFAT Board of Directors may be viewed here.

48 Hour Film Challenge!

What’s the fastest you’ve ever made a film? Less then a weekend?
Check out this film challenge!