Panel discussions, artist and curator talks, and more. Free entry.
Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens
Tuesday November 5 at 6:30pm
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to host the Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series, featuring free screenings of work by Indigenous filmmakers. Organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the University of Manitoba, this year's first screening at the WAG features 6 shorts presented in support of ImagiNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivaL.
Film screenings will be followed by a discussion with film director, Gail Maurice and producer, Mélanie Bray
6:30 pm • Doors open & reception
7pm • Screening
Discussion to follow
November 5 • Shoal Lake Freedom Road
Freedom Road is a five-part documentary series that tells the inspiring story of Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabe First Nation and their battle to build a road, after their community was forcibly relocated and cut off from the mainland over 100 years ago, so that water could be diverted to the city of Winnipeg. Director and Shoal Lake 40 member Angelina McLeod uses an innovative, community-driven approach to storytelling that highlights the community's dignity, strength, and perseverance, as they take back control of their narrative and their future in the process of building Freedom Road.
Film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Angelina McLeod, Shoal Lake 40 band members Daryl Redsky and Roxanne Greene, Friends of Shoal Lake 40 member Adele Perry
In partnership with Friends of Shoal Lake 40
Books & Brushes
Tuesday November 12 at 11:30am
A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Select Tuesdays, 11:30am
Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $10; Free for WAG members
Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming book selections:
Nov 12, 2019 • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. “For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return."