Celebrating the WAG’s world class collection of Inuit art at Qaumajuq, this exhibition offers an exciting selection of original prints, textiles, stone sculptures, and audiovisual stories shared by Inuit voices, that will allow visitors of all ages to experience a greater understanding of Inuit art and culture, the land, and its people. And the best part is…we are bringing art to you!
Thanks to support from Manitoba 150 this year, this unique and fully accessible mobile exhibition will travel across Manitoba this May through September 2022 to bring an inspiring collection of Inuit art directly to your community and schools! Take a look at this year’s activity booklet here.
Space required to host this exhibit includes a large parking spot for the vehicle and space for a 10’x10’ tent, where tables and chairs will be set up for learning experiences. Multiple configurations are possible.
We can’t wait to connect you to the new WAG-Qaumajuq!
Hear from artist Kale Sheppard:
Meaning: “to leave something behind”
Symbolic: The artworks in the van will be bringing their teachings and will leave behind knowledge in the different communities it travels to.
• Target audience – School groups and community members of all ages
• Installation and packing is included
• An expert will be present for all visits
• Art exhibit, activity booklet, workshops, and support content included
• All elements are bilingual (English and French)
Health and Safety: The program is designed to be flexible and adapt to various health and safety guidelines determined by the Manitoba Government. Program plan will adjust according to regulations.
Nakatamaakewin will travel throughout Manitoba – Stay tuned for new program dates!
Nakatamaakewin is available during school hours and through the evening. Fill out an expression of interest in having Nakatamaakewin visit your school or community!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat
Jun 25 Oct 16 '22
To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat is a celebration of diversity and an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization. Artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear—and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible—within the spaces they navigate.
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.
Saturday, Oct 15 '22
The WAG’s premier fundraising gala benefitting young people in our community.
Jul 8 Nov 20 '22
Transmissions is an exhibition exploring the production and passing on of knowledge through embodied processes. Embodied knowledge is learned and shared through actions and practices, and recognizes the material experiences related to the body. Each of us holds embodied knowledge that we access through life experience. It may show up as emotional or bodily responses, or as connections to the world around us that are hard to describe.
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.
Red is Beautiful
Oct 8 '22 Mar 27 '23
Robert Houle is one of the most influential First Nations artists in the contemporary art world. Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful will feature over 90 large installations, paintings and drawings created between 1970 and 2020.
Your permanent collection is back on view! Revisit old favourites from our European & Canadian collections, plus a few lesser-seen works.