Nov 6 - Apr 24
Walter J. Phillips lived and worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1913 – 1940. This exhibition celebrates Phillips’ depiction of the province during this period by featuring a selection of his paintings, prints, and drawings referencing Manitoban related subject matter – particularly landscape imagery, and botanical foliage.

Phillips found it easy to transfer his ability to study and render the geographic variation, seasonal diversity, mood, and form of the English landscape to the Canadian prairies. The best sketching ground he wrote, was “wherever I happen to be.” Locale did not matter: “It is light I paint: the sun, and its corollary, colour.” His earliest sketching ground in Manitoba was the Lake of the Woods where he gloried in the “grotesque but graceful curves” of the jack pine, the wide open sky, and the granite shield.

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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being. Read about some of our ongoing projects to interrupt the institution.
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