Dispatch from the Halifax Art Book Fair!

Wonderful video courtesy of Adam Hartling

We had a really awesome time at the Halifax Art Book Fair! It was our first time tabling at an event like this. We showed a lot of folks our games and sold quite a few prints, zines and posters.

If you join our patreon, you get all of our prints hot of the press for just $5. The patreon is a great way for us to produce a consistent amount of art, and it was a blast to see all that laid out on the table.

If you joined recently and have not received the past prints, we are hoping to set up an online store where you could purchase our wares, I’ll keep you updated on that 🙂

We will be doing more tabling like this in the future, can’t wait to see you there.


Critic’s Choice Award at Milan Machinima Festival

Last month we had the pleasure of attending the Milan Machinima Festival in Italy. Curators Matteo Bittanti and Marco De Mutiis selected an extremely compelling line up of artists & scholars working at the cutting edge of videogame film & photography. It was so inspiring!

We would have said our time in Milan was great regardless, because of the pizza, gelato, sunshine, and cathedrals – but it was so nice to get an award for our film, Crowd Control!

Check out our artist talk

We had a great time speaking to the attendees of the conference/festival – it was nice to get the chance to talk about our Assassin’s Creed Art History work in the context of machinima and Video Game Essays. You can watch it FOR FREE on our Patreon!

Exhibitions News

GAN of Living Skies

part of View from the Edge of the World at Art Gallery of Regina

Do androids dream of prairie skies?

We’ll be in Regina for an artist talk on October 7

View the WaGAN – a portable, solar powered AI that watches the skies to build a database of images that it then  generates new landscapes from – as part of View from the Edge of the World at the Art Gallery of Regina, curated by Sandee Moore.
GAN of Living Skies is up now, and you can hear us talk about it October 7th at the AGR or on their youtube.

This month we are sending out a paper craft version of our WaGAN – join our $5 a month patreon mail club to get future risograph prints in the mail each month!!


SpekWork 2022 year in review

It was an exciting year for the studio as we revisited, re-imagined, and wrapped up many projects. You can check out our newsletter here that features the highlights of our year. Don’t forget to sign up for the future newsletters here.

News Residency

SpekWork residency at Art City (Winnipeg, MB)

Art City in Winnipeg, MB (Treaty 1 territory)

Cat and Jonathan are the artists-in-residence at Art City (Winnipeg, MB). Between October 31st – November 4th, they will be working with the community to create an augmented reality art gallery.

The program is drop-in and free to attend, and snacks will be available for participants. Come by!

November program schedule for Art City.
Exhibitions News

Assassin’s Creed Art History at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Exhibition poster from the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Cat and Jonathan are excited to announce their upcoming group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta. They will be exhibiting alongside artists Pippin Barr and Sandee Moore in Video Games? Art and Technology, curated by Manar Abo Touk. The exhibition opens Thursday, October 6th 2022 and will run until January 23, 2023. 

Cat and Jonathan will be exhibiting their Assassin’s Creed Art History series, which includes previously self-published game essays Gameworkers and Guildworkers (2020) and the premier of Blindspot (2021) and Crowd Control (2022). All projects will be made available online after the opening through SpekWork’s page. 

For the exhibition opening, Jonathan will be demonstrating a new music creation software he is developing for the Oculus Quest. This completely inscrutable, interactive, and improvised performance is not to miss!

Questions about the exhibition or performance can be directed to the Gallery or to Cat and Jonathan.