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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, Ivan Eyre, and Bill Vazan, all for free!
A green Verde Guatemala marble carving outside of the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq that depicts a mermaid.

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.


A man poses next to a white Indiana limestone carving outside of the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq that depicts a family of bears climbing over each other.
A person walks briskly past the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq, in front of two sculptures by Ivan Eyre,

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.

Check out the Bill Vazan installation at the WAG point on Memorial Boulevard. Seven granite boulders were installed in November 2022, each with unique engravings. The collective installation is entitled M Theory.

For Vazan, the longevity of stone engraving points to the non-permanence that exists beneath our basic comprehension of reality.⁠

A special thank you to Arnold Bros. Transport for their generosity, and to Prairies Economic Development Canada for their support.

An installation of seven engraved granite boulders outside of the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq.


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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.

WAG-Qaumajuq is LEED certified.

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