Art Class Exhibitions
Through the Eyes of a Child at WAG@ThePark
March 23-May 12, 2019
The children in our collaboration-focused art classes have gone beyond their own individual creativity by creating works of art together with their classmates. Each class interpreted this theme in their own way, whether working on the same canvas, taking inspiration from the same subject, or each completing one part of a larger artwork.
Artistic partnerships or groups that collaborate in this way are known as artist collectives. Their members share materials or space, exhibit together, and use their combined forces to work towards a similar goal. The students had an opportunity to see work by the Canadian artist collective General Idea, while touring The 80s Image exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. They were then inspired to share materials and a studio space while they collaborated on their pieces like many artist collectives before them.
Throughout history, artist collectives have shown the power of creative minds working together: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, The Group of Seven, and the Guerrilla Girls, to name a few. The spirit of collaboration in this show proves that creative minds coming together at any age is powerful.
Supported by the Winnipeg School Division, The Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
Drop by the Pavilion at Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) for a rotating series of exhibitions curated by the WAG. Art is drawn primarily from the APC collection, as well as from the WAG collection. Entry to the galleries is free!
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