22nd Inuit Studies Conference
Jun 19 Jun 22 '22
Inspired by this year’s theme, Auviqsaqtut (cutting blocks to make an iglu/working together to build an iglu) the 22nd Inuit Studies Conference evokes themes of collaboration, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, sharing intergenerational knowledge, and building something together.
Weekend Drop-in Tours
Select Saturdays & Sundays
Uncover the stories behind the art and artists with a 45-60-minute guided tour by our trained volunteers on select Saturday afternoons.
Bringing Art To You
Schools and communities are invited to learn about contemporary art and artists from the four regions of Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada. Viewers will leave the experience with a greater understanding of our land and its people. And the best part is…we are bringing art to you!
Exhibitions on Now
Oct 10 '20 Jun 19 '22
Inuit fashion designers are becoming increasingly popular and in demand – and to celebrate the next generation of Inuit designers, this exhibition will look at fashionable accessories and jewellery from generations past.
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!
Qaumajuq's inaugural show
Until February 2023
INUA is the inaugural exhibition of Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at the WAG. See work by over 90 Inuit artists working across Inuit Nunangat and beyond.
Your permanent collection is back on view! Revisit old favourites from our European & Canadian collections, plus a few lesser-seen works.
Winnipeg School Division x WAG Studio
Dec 16 '21 Jun 6 '22
This year marks the Winnipeg School Division’s 150 anniversary celebration and 86 years of partnership between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Winnipeg School Division.
View from Here
The first impressions of the enormous works in Wanda Koop’s View from Here are starkness and intensity. The evocative paintings feature prominent landscapes composed within the bald outline of a face, erasing the comfortable familiarity we have with both landscape and portrait.
A Hard Birth
Mar 19 Sep 3 '22
Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth will prompt you to reflect on the Métis nation’s role in Manitoba’s creation and consider the significance of the events of 1869-70 in relation to our current times.
Inuit Embodied Practices and Meanings
Apr 23 Jul 30 '22
In many communities and nations, Indigenous cultural practices have been pushed underground by colonizing forces. Kakiniit Hivonighijotaa: Inuit Embodied Practices and Meanings highlights the strength and resilience of Inuit culture in the face of intense suppression.
Trees, Lakes, Prairies, Mountains
Western Canadian Landscapes in the Phillips Era
May 7 Sep 9 '22
At first glance, landscape paintings tend to conduct themselves as transparent historical documents, showing us a clear image of the environments upon which our contemporary lives were built. This exhibition explores the landscapes of western Canada through the aestheticized lenses of Walter J. Phillips and a selection of his contemporaries.
During summer months, the WAG’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden is open for all to enjoy! A striking selection of 20th and 21st century bronze, steel, and stone sculptures by Canadian and European artists will keep you company.
Emerging from the Lines
The Drawings & Studies of Ivan Eyre
May 13 Sep 25 '22
The sketches, drawings, studies, repeated images, and unfinished works of Ivan Eyre allow us a glimpse into the artist’s process. Produced with a freer hand, using economical, malleable materials like paper, board, ink pens, graphite, and coloured pencils, drawing allowed for what Eyre described as “fewer distractions” for ideas to emerge.