Press Archive

Links to selected press coverage for núna(now)


Teghan’s top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend (June 3-5)
CBC News, by Teagan Baudette

núna (now) Iceland Canada Art Convergence

Nuna Festival presents popular play in Interlake
Interlake Enterprise, by Roger Newman, May 18, 2016


A breath of fresh art As summer heats up, get out of the gallery and enjoy works in the great outdoors
Winnipeg Free Press by Steven Leyden Cochrane

Ninth núna Festival Celebrates wide Spectrum of the Arts
Interlake Enterprise, by Roger Newman

Plays By Famous Riverton Poet Reach New Audience
Interlake Enterprise, by Roger Newman

“Percussion group raise the roof at Johnson Hall”
Interlake Enterprise, by Roger Newman

CKUW 95.9FM – ‘Eat your Arts & Vegetables‘ – Derek Bruekner interviews with Theresa Himmer

CBC morning Radio interview with Icelandic / Canadian cellist Fjóla Evans and Luke Nickel of Cluster Festival of New Music & Integrated Arts


Icelandic Music School Principal Takes Up Dancing at Age 48
CBC News, by Andrea Ratuski

VIDEO “núna music event 2014 – co-present with Islendingadagurinn 125th anniversary: Moses Hightower & Sin Fang Bous”

RMTC’s Robin Hood Revamp is Physically Demanding, Emotionally Challenging” Winnipeg Free Press, by Kevin Prokosh

VIDEO “núna Alumni Ragnar Kjartansson – sings curatorial committee member John K. Samson ‘s “One Great City” – Ragnar’s work sponsored by núna “The End–Rocky Mountains” at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Interviews and performances on City TV Breakfast Television


núna (now) presents Icelandic Films
Cineflyer Winnipeg, July 24, 2013

Icelanders give lessons in partying hearty
Interlake Enterprise, by Roger Newman, June 3, 2013

Goolie Party opens Núna (now) Icelandic festival
CBC Manitoba Scene, by Caelum Vatnsdal, Thursday May 23, 2013

Breakfast Televsion video interview, Dr. Laurie K. Bertram

Vinaborgir: Reykjavík’s BFFs Around The World
The Reykjavík Grapevine, by Larissa Kyzer, October 21, 2013

Modern Artists diversify means of expression
Winnipeg Free Press, April 9, 2013

Freya Olafson’s HYPER_
Radio-Canada Interview

Photo Blog: núna now Performances at Ljosanott,
Leif Norman, Jan 26 2013

Interviews and performances on City TV Breakfast Television


Andri Og Flandri episode with núna curatoral member/artist Freya Olafson

Work explores geographic, emotional isolation
Winnipeg Free Press, by Alison Mayes, May 31, 2012

EXPLORING COMMON GROUND: The sixth annual núna (now) festival emphasizes collaboration between Icelandic and Canadian artists
Uptown Magazine

Winnipeg playwright Debbie Patterson brings Sargent & Victor to Life
CBC, May 28, 2012

Photo Blog: núna now Book Launch At Ace Art
Leif Norman, May 17 2012

Photo Blog: núna now Music At The First Luthern Church
Leif Norman, May 25, 2012

Lay Low played live music on CKUW radio


Einangrun og einmanaleiki á íslensk-kanadískri eyju
Fréttablaðið, September 1, 2011

Vestur Íslendingar rjúfa einangrunina við Ísland
Article on The Island in Reykjavik in Frettatiminn August 12, 2011

“Ghosts Give Icelanders That Haunted Feeling” Interlake Spectator Roger Newman Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Rich and riveting: Iceland and Canada converge at Manitoba’s nuna (now) festival
CBC Manitoba, May 10, 2011

Iceland Arts Festival in Manitoba
Iceland Review May 2011


Arm and Arm
Winnipeg Free Press, April 29 By Alison Mayes (Image 1, Image 2)

Manitoba and Iceland Converge with Nuna (now)
Manitoba Music News, April 29, 2010

Nuna Festival showcases Manitoba and Icelandic performers
Interlake Spectator, by Roger Newman, April 30, 2010

The Weakerthans to Premiere New Documentary We’re the Weakerthans, We’re From Winnipeg, Josiah Hughes, Apr 29, 2010

Nuna festival ends on a high note with Gimli shows
Interlake Spectator, by Roger Newman, May 21, 2010

Nuna Festival response
Akimbo blog, Cliff Eyland, June 2nd, 2010

Nuna now events continue on weekend
Interlake Spectator, by Roger Newman May 14, 2010

Lord of the Ring Road
Iceland Review, Stephanie Orford, (Page 14-15, PDF, 12.3 MB)

Photo Blog: Andri Snær Magnason And FM Belfast
Leif Norman, April 30, 2010

Photo Blog: Humanimal
Leif Norman, May 21 2010

In The Future…Wolf Parade, The Buzzcocks, And Núna!
Painting Over Silence, a Winnipeg Music Blog, April 2, 2010

Four interviews and performances on City TV Breakfast Television in May, 2010, available on DVD.


High Nuna: Icelandic artists & performers invade city for annual multi-culti fest” Winnipeg Sun, Taylor Burgess, April 23, 2009

And Núna, please welcome the afi of Icelandic rock…
Winnipeg Free Press, April 23, 2009, By Alison Mayes

Múm with Sin Fang Bous and Hildur Guðnadóttir – October 30/09 @ Pyramid Cabaret
Stylus Magazine, December 2009 By Dustin Danyluk

Symphony of sounds, light and dark installed in Gimli
Interlake Spectator, May 25, 2009 By Jim Mosher

Núna (now) expands Interlake component
Interlake Spectator, April 27, 2009, By Jim Mosher

From Iceland to our Land: A Q&A with LayLow
Winnipeg Sun, April 23, 2009, By Taylor Burgess

Get revved in Gimli on Lay Low
Interlake Spectator,May 8, 2009

Digital duet: Local multimedia artist’s Avatar melds technology and movement into a laptop dance
Winnipeg Free Press, November 15, 2009, by Alison Mayes

Dancer gives lonely vloggers compassionate critique
Winnipeg Free Press November 17, 2009, by Alison Mayes


Year of thought-provoking, life-enriching art
Winnipeg Free Press, December 30, 2008 by Stacey Abramson,

Audition at aceartinc.
Akimbo, June 3, 2008 by Cliff Eyland

Major Maker’s Lindy Vopnfjord Revisits His Icelandic Roots
CHARTattack, May 7, 2008 By Scott Bryson

Future of major music festival uncertain: Global economic crisis may cause Winnipeg to lose major sponsor, damage local community” (PDF, 8MB, Page 2)
Uniter, November, 6, 2008 By Joe Kornelsen

Press from an exhibition support in conjunction with Truck Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary 2008:

Image: Winnipeg Free Press, Review of New Icelander performance, 2007

Membranes and beauty
Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 2007

NUNA (now) EVENT GUIDE” (Images: Tab Cover ImagePage 1, Page 2)
Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 2007

Núna (now) opens with triple-threat art show
Lögberg-Heimskringla, Issue 10, 2007

Nuna(now) opens with a bang (PDF)
Lögberg-Heimskringla, Issue 9, 2007

Absent sound, present booming
The Manitoban, April 11, 2007, by Timothy Brown