Alexis Bulman

Amazing Race Canada - Prince Edward Island Episode

In May I worked as a lead Production Assistant for the Amazing Race Canada. 

It hurt my soul a little to see the enormous contrast between the flashy filming of a high budget reality TV show and the independently made, Indieegogo funded documentary I had been working on at the time.

Working on the show was a lot of fun. I worked primarily at the Red Shores horse racing challenge. Like a dork, I even appear in the episode riding a sulky around the race track. I am a star now.

(Source: youtube.com)

Atlantic Film FestivalOver the weekend Rainbow Valley played at Parklane Theatre in Halifax. The AFF was our first film festival, and to our astonishment the film played to a sold out crowd at 4:00 on a Saturday. (!)I got to watch the film without looking for errors to edit, I sat in the dark and ate popcorn and laughed when it was appropriate to laugh. It was the experience I had been excited for ever since the Rainbow Valley project began. 

Atlantic Film Festival

Over the weekend Rainbow Valley played at Parklane Theatre in Halifax. The AFF was our first film festival, and to our astonishment the film played to a sold out crowd at 4:00 on a Saturday. (!)

I got to watch the film without looking for errors to edit, I sat in the dark and ate popcorn and laughed when it was appropriate to laugh. It was the experience I had been excited for ever since the Rainbow Valley project began. 

The Free Ad Sculpture
Phase II

The sculpture was quickly and enthusiastically dismantled and taken away piece by piece by new owners. 

The Free Ad Sculpture

For Art in the Open 2104 I build a self containing 4’x4’ cube out of objects I had collected for free from Kijiji and Used PEI free ads. The premise for this project was simple: One persons’ junk is another persons’ treasure. At 9:00 the public dismantled the cube and took home whatever they wanted. Pictures of that to come.

34th Atlantic Film Festival: Atlantic Canadian Film Selections

Elexis Bulman

Exciting things are happening with the Rainbow Valley documentary.

1. We have secured an outdoor premiere to take place at the Celebration Zone in Charlottetown at 8:00 on August 25th.

2. The film has been accepted into it’s first film festival! The Atlantic Film Festival will screen Rainbow Valley in the Atlantic Broadcast Program. It will play at the Park Lane movie theatre on Saturday, September 13th at 4:45pm.

CONFEDERATION CENTRE PLAZA --Art in the Open

 

The Girl From Away


A few months ago Nadyne Kasta moved to P.E.I and opened a little shop in an old school house in North Milton. The shop sells prints and other contemporary goodies designed by herself and a couple of her most creative friends. She also began a blog about Prince Edward Island as experienced by a person “from away”.  

http://www.thegirlfromaway.com/blog/

In January The Girl From Away made a blog post about Timber, an art installation I made for the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Soon after that she contacted me about making art for her shop. The prints I made for her are titled The Coast, The Garden, The Forest.

While making this body of work I found out my grandmother taught in the old school house for several years in the early 1970’s. 

NSCAD student wins RBC Art Competition


A few months ago I applied to this RBC call for submissions and was overwhelmed when I found out I had made the short list of three artists. I did not end up receiving the finial $10,000 commission but I couldn’t be happier for the artist who did. Here’s to the talented Laura Jean Forester! 

Y-Level CatalogueEyelevel Gallery (Halifax) curated a group exhibit for emerging artists which included a call for submissions. My art submission was declined. A few weeks later Eyelevel Gallery put out a submissions call for written entries to be published in the catalogue that would accompany the exhibit. I wrote a short piece about what it’s like to be an emerging artist receiving letters of rejection on a semi-regular basis.They accepted it. I was one of 3 non-exhibiting artists chosen for publication. The irony of this acceptance letter made it even greater.

Y-Level Catalogue

Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax) curated a group exhibit for emerging artists which included a call for submissions. My art submission was declined. A few weeks later Eyelevel Gallery put out a submissions call for written entries to be published in the catalogue that would accompany the exhibit. I wrote a short piece about what it’s like to be an emerging artist receiving letters of rejection on a semi-regular basis.

They accepted it.

I was one of 3 non-exhibiting artists chosen for publication. The irony of this acceptance letter made it even greater.