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Visitors to WAG-Qaumajuq can experience art before coming inside! Check out the sculptures outside Qaumajuq and the WAG – see works by Goota Ashoona, Abraham Anghik Ruben, and Ivan Eyre, all for free!

Tuniigusiia/The Gift by Goota Ashoona is carved from Verde Guatemala marble, the sculpture welcomes visitors to Qaumajuq.

The artwork was commissioned by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society “to honour teachers all around us—in the land and in our lives—who reveal the truth, wisdom and beauty that connect us all”. Ashoona’s multi-faceted sculpture reflects knowledge transfer through education and storytelling, and the important role teachers play in our communities.

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Time to Play by Abraham Anghik Ruben is carved from Indiana Limestone, this large sculpture features a family of bears, playfully climbing over one another.

The stone carving is part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s collection and was commissioned by Tannis M. Richardson. Time to Play welcomes visitors to Qaumajuq’s outdoor plaza, named Nutaaq Tummaqtuyuq, Inuvialuktun for “big steps forward” which is made possible by The North West Company and its current and former directors.

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Two Ivan Eyre bronze sculptures greet passers-by on Memorial Boulevard. Bird Wrap and Icon North were gifted to the WAG by the artist in 2017.

The WAG is home to 75 Eyre artworks — paintings, drawings and sculptures — and oversees the Ivan Eyre Gallery at the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.


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