Eva Manly, a graduate of Ottawa U. (BFA '85), is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked primarily in video and video installation. She combines her interest in video as a portrait and story telling medium with a longstanding commitment to justice issues. Manly's videos focus on social themes: the experience of refugees, Central America, unplanned pregnancy, "free trade", and gender inclusive language. Manly uses a variety of approaches from docu-drama and documentary to farce and sees video production as a collaborative process. Her work has been screened across Canada and in festivals including the Latin American Film Festival in Cuba and the Berlin Video Festival.
Videos include: ...a few questions (1988), The Winning of the North (1989), A Story to Tell You (1990), Ur-Analysis (1993), Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1993), The Awakening of Elizabeth Shaw (1996)
Since a move to Vancouver Island, followed by participation in a Freeman Patterson photography workshop in New Brunswick, Eva has returned to her first love, still photography. Some of her enlarged, framed photographs are available at the Nanaimo Art Gallery (downtown) as are her photo note cards. The photo note cards are also available at Co-op Books on Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
Eva's current passion is the creation of a garden in the woods where she lives with Jim her partner in creating the structures and bones of the garden.
The Awakening of Elizabeth Shaw
1996, 25:00 minutes, colour, English
1993, 04:00 minutes, colour, English
1993, 11:00 minutes, colour, English
1990, 45:00 minutes, colour, English
1989, 10:00 minutes, colour, English
1988, 32:25 minutes, colour, English
by . This Magazine, Aug. Summer 1991, v. 25, no. 2.
by . The Globe and Mail, May 5, 1989.
by . The Charlatan, Feb. 2, 1989.
by . Ottawa Citizen, Sept. 16, 1989.