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FALL 2016

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL This holiday season, treat your loved ones to unique, handmade gifts by Manitoban and Canadian artists. Discover new collections of jewellery, art, giftware, fibre, books, and a delightful kids section. GALLERY SHOP Winnipeg Art Gallery • 300 Memorial Blvd Tues–Sun, 11am-5pm • Fri, 11am-9pm WAG@The Forks Johnston Terminal Mon–Sun, 10am-6pm • Fri, 10am-9pm

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Polar bear packing doll by Maudie Ohiktook Taloyoak, NU $475

Alpaca scarves $30-$35 and shawls $65

Sandblasted glass and sterling silver earrings by Michael Colero, Toronto, ON $40

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myWAG is yourWAG I’ve been thinking that myWAG should really be called yourWAG. Because without you, the WAG would not exist. We assemble collections of art and work with artists, create exhibitions supported by programs and events, produce publications and learning tools, and build cultural and educational partners. But without the interaction with you and the community, our work has little value. It’s your participation with the art and the ideas that truly matters. It’s your voice that informs what we present, and your interests that help shape our programs. Your membership and donations allow us to create programming you and your family can participate in, engage with, and learn from. Inside the pages of this publication are new and upcoming exhibitions, events, and updates that you help make happen. With your support, more than 25,000 children visit the Gallery every year so they can see and experience more through art. You are an integral part of the day-to-day life of the WAG, and we thank you for your past support and for considering regular donations to the WAG. While the WAG works to continue to play a vital role in the community, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds, we are reimagining and rethinking our role as a museum in the 21st century. This includes the aspiration to understand and embrace reconciliation, Indigenous communities, and their art.

Curatorial and studio staff — including three Indigenous specialists — are revitalizing exhibitions and the WAG Studio and learning programs to make them more accessible, diverse, and relevant to wider audiences. From the Government of Nunavut to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, we continue to build partnerships across the country to better reflect multiple voices and perspectives.

Dr. Stephen Borys Director & CEO Winnipeg Art Gallery @stephenborys

We are proud to share with you Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic, which features amazing works from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections, currently on longterm loan to the WAG. The highly anticipated Boarder X demonstrates the intersection of land, culture, and art by contemporary Indigenous artists, paired alongside Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, connecting surfboards and video to Australian Aboriginal territory. In conjunction with these exhibitions celebrating Indigenous art and culture, you will find many complementary events inviting you to engage further. We’re also excited about The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton, which showcases the well-known, experimental images captured by the inventor of the modern strobe light. Starting with Rodin introduces work by the influential 19th-century French sculptor and other European and Canadian artists he inspired. And then there’s Picasso — so stay tuned! With such an irresistible mix of art and images, we look forward to seeing you at the Gallery again very soon! Thank you for being part of the WAG family and for your patronage. m y WAG

Dr. Borys at the unveiling of the Maplewish Mosaic.


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Exhibitions 3

Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic


The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton


Starting with Rodin


Boarder X


Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant


Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey


Picasso: Man and Beast – The Vollard Suite


Picasso in Canada




WAG in the Community


Inuit Art Centre

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and Youth and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where this exhibition was first shown between 2004–2005. The WAG presents Our Land as its inaugural exhibition of the GN collection.

In February 2016 the WAG entered into a unique partnership with the governments of Nunavut and Manitoba to house the GN’s Fine Art Collection of 7,300 works at the Gallery for a five-year period. This partnership allows these treasures to be shared with the public, many for the first time. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic is the result of a collaboration between the GN’s Department of Culture, Language, Elders,

Inuit culture is richly expressive, nurturing creativity and artistry among all members of the community. Ancient cultural roots have inspired stories, songs, carvings, and exquisitely designed functional objects, all of which have informed the art in this exhibition. The artworks were made by Inuit artists beginning in the early 1950s, a period of profound change when the industrialized world increasingly affected the Arctic with the arrival of missionaries, government officials, consumer goods, and mass media. Organized into three thematic sections—being, family, and community—this presentation of Our Land has been expanded by the WAG to include an even wider selection of sculptures, prints, artifacts, photographs, films, and textiles.

he vast eastern area of the Canadian Arctic has been home to Inuit since ancient times. In 1999 Canada redrew its map to create the new territory of Nunavut, which means “our land” in Inuktitut. Ownership of an outstanding collection of art and artifacts from the Northwest Territories (NWT) was then transferred to the Government of Nunavut (GN). Much of the collection continued to be stored in the NWT at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, and in various offices and warehouses.


On Now until Spring 2017 Galleries 8, 9

Curated by Darlene Coward Wight Curator of Inuit Art

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Klugak Ashoona. Mother and Child, n.d. On Loan from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collection, 970.003.010. photo: Ernest Mayer Kenojuak Ashevak (Cape Dorset). Iqqaluiit (School of fish), 1996. Lithograph on paper. On loan from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collection, 997.3.15. photo: Ernest Mayer



Guest Curator Hannah Keating Supported by the Canadian Museum Association's Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Young Curators Award

Harold Edgerton Pole Vault Multiflash, 1965. Dye-transfer print. 38.1 x 30.5 cm. 2013-91. Harold Edgerton Bullet Through Apple, 1964. Dye-transfer print. 40.6 x 50.8 cm. 2013-88.


he iconic photographs of American engineer Harold “Doc” Edgerton offer a view of the undetectable. Edgerton’s photographic strobe light experiments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1930s led to the invention of a new flash device that captured stillness in motion, transforming moments that occur in the blink of an eye into events worth seeing. After the Second World War, the photographer National Geographic called “the man who made time stand still” turned his camera and strobe light to recording liquid droplet formation, the impact of a bullet on a variety of objects, and the corporeal movements of animals and athletes.

Winnipeg Art Gallery; gift of Angela and David Feldman, the Menkes Family, Marc and Alex Musso, Tory Ross, the Rose Baum-Sommerman Family, and Shabin and Nadir Mohamed.



Alongside the imagery of consumer culture and scientific wonder popularized in the 20th century, Edgerton’s photographs of arrested motion are energetic and immediately relatable. While entertaining, they also belong next to works by artists like Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, and László Moholy-Nagy, photographic innovators whose creative practices have bridged art and science. In 2013 the WAG acquired 60 Edgerton prints from MIT’s archives. This exhibition is a selection of 31 photographs that testify to Edgerton’s skill and ingenuity, revealing the power of images to challenge what and how we see.



tarting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the WAG’s permanent collection to offer a reflection on the looming presence of Auguste Rodin in art history, his adaptation of earlier classical themes, and his impact on later modernists. The exhibition celebrates several recent donations to the WAG, most notably the French sculptor’s major bronze Danaïd (1889–90) from the Salgo Trust for Education, New York. Danaïd was initially modelled for inclusion in Rodin’s monumental group of sculptures Gates of Hell (1880–1917), but ultimately was left freestanding and unincorporated. The bronze depicts, with a frank eroticism that is still shocking, a femme

fatale who, according to Greek mythology, murders her husband. Rodin’s work is rife with classical references, and this exhibition brings together a wide range of experiences: artists and artisans from ancient Rome, the Austrian Baroque (Paul Strudel), and French Neo-Classicism (Jean-Bertrand Andrieu), who, through their rendering of the human form, anticipate Rodin’s singular approach. In addition, however, Rodin also placed emphasis on the fragment, the erotic, and an aesthetic of the “unfinished,” and is widely credited as initiating modern sculpture. The show also includes work by Florence Wyle, Henry Moore, and Étienne Béothy, along with other examples of European and Canadian Modernism.


On Now until Spring 2017

Mezzanine Gallery Guest Curator Dr. Oliver Botar, Professor of Art History at the University of Manitoba and Curator of the Salgo Trust for Education

Auguste Rodin Danaïd, 1889. Bronze. 30.5 x 61.6 x 44.5 cm. Winnipeg Art Gallery; gift of The Salgo Trust for Education 2015-179.


On Now until Spring 2017 Gallery 7

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oarder X presents contemporary work by artists from Indigenous nations across Canada who surf, skate, and snowboard. The exhibition reveals how these practices are vehicles to challenge conformity and status quo, as well as demonstrate knowledge and performed relationships with the land. Whether reading the urban terrain, making a cement jungle a playground, riding the natural contours of white immovable mountains, or shredding the everchanging waves, it’s not about controlling land and water, but being humbled by their power. Through painting, mixed media, carving, weaving, photography, performance, and

video, the artists reflect cultural, political, environmental, and social perspectives, as well as critiques about the territories we occupy. The paintings present narratives and observations of traditions, movement, balance, and entanglements of space, place, and belonging. Mobilizing traditional histories, the artwork conceptually bridges the past and present with reinventions in carving, weaving, and performance. Video and photography capture the energy of boarding with unbridled motivation and physicality. The exhibition is an affirmation of cultural resilience and an acknowledgement of ongoing respect and reverence for the land.

Jordan Bennett. Guidelines: The Basket Ladies, (detail). 2014. Carving with ink on wood and video installation. EXHIBITIONS


VERNON AH KEE: cantchant Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery


ernon Ah Kee: cantchant is the second of two exhibitions featured at the WAG this year that connect Indigeneity and boarding. The large video, text, portraiture, and surfboard installation is the work of Vernon Ah Kee, an Australian artist who relies on his Aboriginal identity as a framework to produce art. His family and culture are intrinsic to his work.

On Now until Spring 2017 Gallery 6

Curated by Jaimie Isaac Curatorial Resident of Indigenous & Contemporary Art

Translating into ”we are here,” cantchant is significantly layered, dealing with contested territory around the beaches in Australia, Aboriginal identities, and ideas of ownership, conflicts, and claiming territory. The surfboards

Vernon Ah Kee cantchant, 2009. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC



reflect traditional shield designs in the colours of the Australian Aboriginal flag, and on the flip side, beautifully drawn portraits of family. The video shows Aboriginal surfers using their surfboards in fierce competition. Ah Kee’s critically acclaimed work was selected as Australia’s entry to the 2009 Venice Biennale. The installation is made possible through the Gallery’s NGC@WAG partnership, which has resulted in the production of over 10 exhibitions since its launch in 2013, bringing to Winnipeg some of the finest works in the national collection.


PITALOOSIE SAILA: A PERSONAL JOURNEY Spring 2017 • Gallery 4 • Curated by Darlene Coward Wight and Guest Curator Susan Gustavison For over 60 years, Pitaloosie Saila has contributed to the Cape Dorset print collections. She is the sole remaining active artist from the earliest years of printmaking in the community with a remarkable body of work: roughly 1,450 drawings and over 165 prints. The artist is represented in every major museum collection in Canada, and her work is exhibited extensively

both nationally and internationally. Saila—along with her late husband Pauta, a distinguished sculptor—was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004. This was her first solo exhibition in a public gallery. Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey features 32 prints, centred around themes of women and family, shamans, birds, and life experiences.


Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

Spring/Summer 2017 • Galleries 8, 9 • Curated by Sonia Del Re, National Gallery of Canada, and Stephen Borys Picasso: Man and Beast presents Pablo Picasso’s complete Vollard Suite, an unparalleled group of 100 etchings and drypoints produced between 1930 and 1937. Considered to be one of the artist’s graphic masterworks, it is not only Picasso’s neoclassical tour de force on the civilizing nature of art, but it also includes provocative yet quintessential representations of the beast that lies at the heart of the human creature. Today

there are only a dozen institutions in the world with the complete set of the Vollard Suite, including this set owned by the National Gallery of Canada. This will be the first time the complete suite has been exhibited by the NGC outside of Ottawa since its acquisition in 1957, and the WAG will be the only other venue for the national presentation of this celebrated work.

PICASSO IN CANADA Spring/Summer 2017 • Gallery 8 • Curated by Stephen Borys Picasso in Canada will build on the presentation of Picasso's Vollard Suite in Winnipeg and the WAG’s celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary by looking at the presence of Picasso in public collections across the country. Picasso in Canada features approximately 25 works by Picasso from Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of

Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Remai Modern Gallery of Saskatchewan, and the WAG. The exhibition will be comprised of paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works that not only testify to Picasso’s innovative and diverse creative output, but also provide an account of the artist’s reception in Canada.

ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ Summer 2017 • Across Canada The WAG is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ, a coast-to-coast-to-coast adventure that will unite the country. Three 6-metre shipping containers transformed into mobile art studios will traverse every province and territory via train, truck, and cargo ship, stopping in 15 communities, ultimately converging in Winnipeg, the heart of the country. This past August, a nationwide call for submissions was made, and three contemporary artists will soon be selected by jury to travel one of the three routes—southward, eastward, and westward. Each artist will lead a collaborative art-making

project designed to engage communities to explore their visions of Canada and their place within it. ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ highlights this country’s unique natural geography and its linguistic and cultural diversity, while speaking to Canada’s deeply rooted history of travel, transport, exploration, and communication. The movement of people, goods, and information over great distances and challenging terrain continues to define Canada today. How do you picture Canada in the next 150 years? Visit to find out how you can get involved!

top-bottom: Pitaloosie Saila. Printed by Simigak Simeonie, 1939-2004. Arctic Madonna, 1980. Stonecut and stencil on paper. 60.7 x 71.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of Indian & Northern Affairs, Canada, G-89-1186; Pablo Picasso. Minotaur Kneeling over Sleeping Girl, 18 June 1933. Drypoint on Montval laid paper. 33.5 x 44.5 cm. (plate: 29.6 x 36.6 cm) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (no. 7241) © Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016); Pablo Picasso. Femme assise, 1927. Oil on canvas. Overall: 130.8 x 97.8cm. (51 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.) ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO Purchase with assistance from the Women's Committee and anonymous contributions, 1964 63/44 © Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016) EXHIBITIONS



Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, artist Ivan Eyre, and Margaret Redmond, Assiniboine Park Conservancy President & CEO, stand together and officially re-opened the iconic Pavilion in September 2016. The opening marked the launch of WAG@ThePark, a new partnership between APC and the WAG that presents free, WAG-curated exhibitions drawn primarily from the APC collection, as well as from the WAG collection. Learn more at

Wasteland Dreamland: Early Works by Ivan Eyre, 1957-1969 Ivan Eyre Gallery • The Pavilion, 3rd floor Curated by Andrew Kear Showcasing the largest collection of artwork by one of Canada’s most esteemed contemporary artists.

As we get closer to the creation of the Inuit Art Centre, art education and WAG Studio remain critical to the WAG mission. The current Studio building will be replaced by a purpose-built facility to house art classes and new programs raising the profile of Indigenous art-making, as well as the Gallery's collection of Inuit art. Art education will expand with larger and more versatile spaces in both the new and existing buildings, delivering the same high standard of programming expected from the WAG over our 80-year Studio history. The Centre will increase the number of spaces for students through the use of art studios, interactive galleries, makerspaces, and global classrooms. Studio classes will change during the construction period. Starting in January 2017, some classes will move back to the Gallery’s lower level, while others will occur in gallery spaces and in the community, including The Forks and Assiniboine Park. For the latest news, visit Thank you for your ongoing support of art education at the WAG.

Wherever I Happen to Be: The Places W.J. Phillips Painted John P. Crabb Gallery • The Pavilion, 2nd floor • Curated by Andrew Kear Visitors enjoying Wasteland Dreamland: Early Works by Ivan Eyre, 1957-1969.

Watercolours and prints depicting locales W.J. Phillips documented throughout the first half of the 20th century.

The Pavilion in the Park The Community Gallery • The Pavilion, 2nd floor • Curated by Stephen Borys Historical photographs documenting the beloved Pavilion and its surrounding spaces in the Park.



Jewellery artist and drum dancer Matthew Nuqingaq helped launch WAG@The Forks in June 2016. The new storefront offers the one-of-a-kind collection of handmade items found at the Gallery Shop, and craft workshops for the public. Learn more at

INUIT ART CENTRE RECEIVES FEDERAL SUPPORT In August 2016, the Honourable Jim Carr (above), Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $15 million in funding for construction of the Inuit Art Centre through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. The Centre will see Inuit art and stories celebrated and shared with Canada and the world. The generous support of the federal government confirms the national importance of the Inuit Art Centre’s mission and the enduring power of Inuit art and culture in today’s society. For more news on the project, visit


The WAG's partnership with the Government of Nunavut (GN) continues with the new Iqaluit International Airport. Scheduled to open in 2017, the airport will feature exhibitions incorporating Inuit art from both the WAG and the GN collections. Installations will celebrate Inuit art and culture, welcome visitors, and gather the community around themes of arrival, landscape, and people.

ARCTIC INSPIRATION PRIZE Dec 8, 8pm, Centennial Concert Hall • The fifth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Award Ceremony will be held in Winnipeg for the first time. Hosted by Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, the ceremony will feature the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Nunavut Sivuniksavut students performing Vincent Ho’s Arctic Symphony. The $1 million prize celebrates extraordinary contributions made by teams in the gathering and implementation of Arctic knowledge to benefit the Canadian Arctic, its People, and therefore Canada as a whole. WAG members save on admission to this amazing performance and ceremony! Visit for details and to purchase tickets. INUIT ART CENTRE

THE ARTWORLD RECENTLY LOST TWO ICONS. Learn more about Annie Pootoogook and Daphne Odjig by visiting top to bottom: Annie Pootoogook photo: Katherine Knight courtesy of Site Media Inc.; Daphne Odjig photo: Roy Antal/Regina Leader Post


IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN A. THOMPSON Nov 27, 2-4pm • $25 • $20 for WAG members/seniors/students Winnipeg’s first and only female mayor, Susan A. Thompson, will share personal, business, and political insights with Shannon Sampert, the Winnipeg Free Press’ first female op-ed editor. Net proceeds support the Inuit Art Centre. The afternoon also features a book signing for Susan’s new memoir, Her Worship: Moments in History, Moments in Time. For tickets visit or call 204.786.6641.

DIANE BIEHL: SUPPORTING THE WAG SINCE 2008 Tell us a little about yourself? I am a native-born Winnipegger. I worked as an anesthesiologist at St. Boniface Hospital until I retired in 2006. When I retired, I promised myself to explore the arts because I didn’t have time to during my working years. When did you become a member of the WAG? I joined as a member and as an Associate in 2008. I served as Associate president from 2014–2016. The Associates are volunteers for the WAG. What kind of volunteer work do you do? I volunteer as a guide to the exhibitions which allows me to explore artists and their art in depth. I am learning something new all the time. The guide orientation is excellent! Why is it important to you to make regular donations? The arts in particular need the support of people in Winnipeg. When you look at what is at the WAG, there is something for everyone. People don’t understand how expensive it is to run, including costs for exhibition insurance and shipping. I support the WAG to help ensure it continues to thrive for our community. You have also made a pledge to contribute to the Inuit Art Centre. Why is the Centre important to you? This is a unique opportunity for our Gallery. I am impressed by the Inuit culture and am learning about the huge challenge of surviving in the North. It is going to be spectacular to see all the works that are currently in the vault in the new Inuit Art Centre! To support the WAG, visit



THE WINNIPEG BOLDNESS PROJECT VISITS THE WAG WITH NATIONAL LEASING The Winnipeg Boldness Project is a Winnipeg initiative that aims to work alongside the North End community to improve the outcomes for young children in Point Douglas. National Leasing has chosen to support The Winnipeg Boldness Project, investing over $50,000 to open doors for Point Douglas families to experience Winnipeg’s enriching arts and culture. The WAG was the fifth cultural organization that the Point Douglas families have visited thanks to National Leasing. On August 28, the WAG welcomed parents, grandparents, and children along with Kara Passey, Research Coordinator for The Winnipeg Boldness Project and National Leasing volunteers. WAG educators greeted the guests and took them on an exhibition tour. On the Rooftop Sculpture Garden, they viewed the Inukshuk and everyone tried their hand at making a replica from wooden blocks. The guests also enjoyed viewing Lucas Cranach’s Portrait of a Lady, discussing Group of Seven landscapes, and admiring the carvings of Inuit artist Oviloo Tunnillie. After a delicious lunch, the scene shifted to WAG Studio where everyone was inspired to draw and paint scenes from their favourite season. This resulted in many blue skies, lakes with trees, and snowmen. When asked what had been their favourite part of the day, the reply of “painting” was unanimous. Everyone left with smiles and lots of inspiration. We hope to see these visitors at the WAG again and are grateful to National Leasing for making their first visit possible. MANITOBA’S #1 NEWS WEBSITE

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ADULT PROGRAMS For details and tickets visit MATTER Lecture Series

FREE First Friday Night Tour

Nov 24, 7:30pm • FREE

Dec 2, 5–11pm • Tour at 8pm Learn about art in the permanent collection galleries with one of our guides.

Internationally acclaimed American artist David Salle will deliver the inaugural MATTER lecture. The evening also features a conversation between the artist and Robert Enright, as well as a book signing for HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art, Mr. Salle’s recent book of art criticism published by W.W. Norton. MATTER is co-sponsored by Border Crossings magazine and the WAG. Watch for our next lecture in Apr 2017!

The World’s Best Commercials 2016 Dec 15–18, 27 & 28 $15 • $13 for members/seniors/ students The absolute best of the year in advertising is collected and presented in one rapid-fire compilation. See web for show times.

Singles Meet & Greet Friday, 7-9pm $30/person • Cash bar Bring a friend or come alone and take an interactive tour of the WAG collection. Participate in group activities designed to encourage new friendships! Stick around after the tour for a drink. Nov 25 • 20s-30s Feb 10 • LGBTQ, 40+ Mar 10 • LGBTQ, 20s-40s

Weekend Drop-in Tours Saturday and Sunday, 2pm Included with Gallery admission. Boarder X and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant • Nov 26; Dec 4, 17; Jan 8, 21, 29; Feb 11, 26; Mar 4, 12, 25; Apr 2, 16, 22 Harold Edgerton • Nov 27; Dec 11; Jan 7, 22; Feb 5, 18; Mar 11, 19; Apr 1 Our Land • Dec 3, 18; Jan 14; Feb 4, 12, 19, 25; Mar 5, 18, 26 Starting with Rodin • Dec 10; Jan 15, 28


Art for Lunch Select Wednesdays, 12:10-1pm Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Videos are FREE. Visit for details.

MakerLab Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm Learn new skills and make an awesome handmade item! For details, pricing, registration, and more dates, visit

Dec 7 • Video: The Legend of Eddie Aikau (90 min)

Jan 18 • Woven Wall Hangings with Chantal Alary of Le Petit Point

Jan 25 • Curator’s Tour: Boarder X and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant with Jaimie Isaac

Feb 15 • Leather Belts with Sebastian Hodder of Born of the Anvil

Feb 8 • Video: Northern Grease (75 min)

Mar 15 • Terrariums with Candace Fempel of Department of Floristry

Feb 22 • Video: Skateboarding In Pine Ridge (20 min) March 8 • Curator’s Tour: Harold Edgerton with Andrew Kear March 22 • Video: A series of shorts exploring the life and work of Harold Edgerton and his curious counterpart, Fabian Oefner


POP-UP Skylight Parties Thursday, 8-11pm • 18+ Cash bar • Check out our lively line up of events under the WAG's stunning skylight. Jan 26 • The Great Scavenger Hunt $25/person

Thursday, 6pm $70 • $65 for members Perfect for a special night out! Enjoy the WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program, featuring a three-course exhibition-inspired meal at TABLE, followed by an exciting tour in the galleries. Reserve your spot at or call 204.789.1290. Boarder X with Surf & Turf Feb 16

FREE Film Nights Friday, 7pm Mar 3 • The Legend of Eddie Aikau (90 min) Apr 7• Moving Art: Flowers (25 min)

Paint Party@WAG Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm Price varies from party to party Enjoy chill tunes, grab a drink, and start painting! Our artistic instructors will guide you through various creative painting projects. Mar 23 • Create a bold two tone work on canvas using geometric shapes and patterns.

Boarder X Film Festival Mar 31, 6-9pm • Apr 1, 1-5pm Enjoy two days’ worth of inspiring skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding films and docs.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Visit for details. Art in Bloom

Family Fusion

Group Tours for Kids

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Apr 20-23, 2017 Timeless Art & Fresh Flowers

Spend some creative time together! Join us for an afternoon of family fun every month and make some beautiful art.

Choose from a delightful array of interactive tours and workshops. Daycares, sports teams, Scouts, Girl Guides, home schoolers, clubs, or even just a group of friends can all have fun at the WAG!

Friday evenings, 5–8pm Saturday & Sunday, 11am–4pm $225 • $200 for members

A four-day festival of flowers and community. Experience a lush exhibit of floral designs and the art that inspired them. FREE with Gallery admission. See the show or be part of it by interpreting with flowers a work from the WAG collection. Your floral design will be on display in the galleries beside your selected artwork for all to enjoy. Sign up at the Art in Bloom Speaker Series. Speaker Series: From the interpretation of a floral arrangement to the inspiration of an engaging speaker, it’s an experience worth sharing. Wednesday, 7pm $20 • $10 for members/seniors/ students Nov 30 • Stephen Borys, Nature Rearranged: The Still-Life in European Painting Jan 25 • Hazel Borys, BioElectromagnetics and Nature's Healing Ways Feb 22 • Ken Beattie, Growing a Healthy Lifestyle Mar 15 • Heather Bishop, It's an Inside Job Master Class: Apr 20, 2017 Hands-on instruction for professional florists by visiting designer Holly Chapple.

Drop in between 1–3pm $20 per family • $10 for members Nov 27 • Mini-Skateboards Dec 28 • WAG Weave Dec 29 • Holiday Hats

Tour: $60 per group* Workshop: $60 per group* *90 min, groups of 10

Jan 15 • Animals of the North

Tours available Friday, 5–9pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm

Feb 12 • Love-in-a-Box

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Mar 28 • Spaceships & Dinosaurs Mar 30 • Easy-Peasy Beading

Annual Holiday Party Dec 4, 1:30-4pm FREE! Make merry this holiday season and take part in festive activities for the whole family.

Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out Jan 29, drop in between 1–3pm $20 per family • $10 for members (up to two adults and four children under 18) Bring your family to experience Northern life at the WAG! Play snow games on the rooftop, make some art, and go on an interactive tour of the galleries.

Art Adventure Activity Book On your next visit, pick up this interactive booklet that will guide your family through the WAG's permanent collection. Fun games and activities for all in English and French!

Teacher Professional Development Let us help you develop ways to integrate art into your classroom. More details available at Stop, Drop, and Draw • $50 Feb 17, 1–3:30pm Art Museums 101 • $50 Apr 13, 1–3:30pm

Check out our birthday brochure at Send an email to to book today.

Family Memberships For $95, your family can become members of the WAG. Receive discounts on classes, camps, birthday pARTies, and more! Visit for details.

Family e-News Want to be the first to know about our family and children’s programs? Send an email to and start receiving seasonal information directly to your mailbox.

Spring Break Camp Mar 27–31, 2017, 8am–5pm $50 per day • $45 for members Come for a day or enroll for the entire week! Themes change daily as campers explore the gallery, play games, and–of course–make art. Visit studio for registration details.

Summer Camp Stay tuned for exciting new Summer Camp themes in 2017! With two Pablo Picasso shows and exciting Canada 150 celebrations, this summer will be full of creative art activities to inspire your young artists!

For more details and to buy tickets visit

Beginning Jan 7 • Ages 5 & up


Saturday classes for children include drawing, painting, and mixed media, with adult evening classes in drawing, painting, and pottery. Registration opens Nov 22; early-bird pricing ends Dec 15. More details at PROGRAMS & EVENTS


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CHANGING OUR COMMUNITY Your patronage and financial support through donations allow the WAG to serve our community. Your generosity ensures art and artmaking are changing the way we see our world, our country, and our community. Thank you. Because of you… • The works of local, national, and international artists are brought to life. • More than 15 exhibitions every year transport you to another time and place. • Children from across the province learn everything from social studies to math using art as a tool. • The WAG welcomes diverse and underserved youth, ensuring everyone has the same opportunities to access art and programming. “We were very pleased with the WAG education program. The students were engaged and the size of the Olympus exhibition was impressive! We also really enjoyed the chance to see a few other areas of the gallery, as this was the first WAG experience for most. Our guides were absolutely excellent. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Overall, it was a wonderful experience!” Nicole Spence, MacGregor Elementary School (MacGregor, MB), teacher, grade 7/8

THANK YOU WAG SUPPORTERS! Thank you for supporting the Winnipeg Art Gallery and making the many exhibitions, outreach programs, and education initiatives possible. It’s only with the support of individuals, friends, corporations, and foundations, that the WAG is able to change the world through art. We are grateful for your gifts and appreciate your dedication. The following list recognizes contributions received between February 1, 2016 and August 23, 2016, as well as our ongoing government support. Government of Canada

Canada Council for the Arts Library and Archives Canada Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works, Department of Canadian Heritage

Government of Manitoba

Bureau de l’education française under the aegis of the Canada/ Manitoba Program for Official Languages in Education Green Team Manitoba, Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Winnipeg Arts Council The Children’s Heritage Fund of the Winnipeg School Division


Pattison Outdoor Advertising The Winnipeg Foundation Virgin Radio 103.1 Winnipeg Free Press


Hazel and Stephen Borys The Winnipeg Foundation– George Warren Keates Memorial Fund Investors Group Inc. Johnston Group Inc. The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation


Mary Lou and Paul Albrechtsen Mary Beamish, Estate of CBC Manitoba Cholakis Dental Group CJOB Classic 107 CTV Winnipeg Michael F.B. Nesbitt Price Family Foundation Shelter Canadian Properties Ltd. Terracon Development Ltd. The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba The Sign Source The Winnipeg Foundation–WAG Legacy Fund


Doowah Design Inc. Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Leon A. Brown Ltd. Red River Cooperative Ltd.

Travel Manitoba Unique Events Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. Your Next Event


Ayoko Magazine Maxine and John Bock Marilyn and Jim Burt Ernest and Anastasia Cholakis Rick and Hennie Corrin Daniel Friedman Friesens Corporation Ruth Kettner Loch Gallery Inc. Elaine Margolis The Winnipeg Foundation–Mauro Family Fund Prairie Public Broadcasting John and Joyce Price Red Bull Canada Ltd. Kathleen and David Reid H. Sanford and Deborah Riley Christine Skene and Nick Logan Arlene Wilson


Sean Berry Lynne and Jimmy Brennan David and Sheila Brodovsky Gerry and Chris Couture Lynn and Deborah Dalziel The Winnipeg Foundation– Dr. Ken & Lorna Thorlakson Fund Harry and Mary Lynn Duckworth José Koes Katarina Kupca Candice Lawson and Lawrence Legrange Bill Pope and Elizabeth Tippett-Pope Tourism Winnipeg

$100- $499

Reeva Abrams Elizabeth Adkins Albert Street Cocktail David T. Anderson Esther Rose and Aubie Angel Arlan Group Linda Armbruster Katherine Armstrong Linda and Aubrey Asper Stephen Baker Jennine Barc Earl J. and Cheryl Barish Brian Barth and Jennifer Bamford C. Richard and Joyce Betts Sandra Bignell Christopher Birt Stephanie and Alexander Bolt Janice and Edward Braun Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron

Nedzad and Tatjana Brkic Douglas Brown and Tim Anderson Sandra Bullen John Burrows Timothy and Barbara Burt Leesa Carter Sharon Caseburg and Jamis Paulson Marina Ceravolo David Chadwick Agnès Champagne Christine Churchill Sarah Corley Scott Craig Heather Cram Bradley J. Curran Paul Daeninck and Monica Furer Tara and Kris Debreuil George Dyker and Shauna Crawford Beverley Emes-Macklin Herbert Enns and Maem Slater-Enns Barry and Daniela Evenson Miriam Fliegel and Ron Steigerwald Dwayne and Kelly Fournel Heather Frame Till Freihammer and Pasale Altes Curwin Friesen Laurence and Dorothy Friesen Alice Funk Sherry and William H. Glanville Prof. Robert and Dr. Linda Gold Ken and Carla Goldstein Noreen and David Greenberg Steven Greyeyes and Aimee Craft Heather Hall and Patrick McGuire Bonnie Hallman Rob and Pat Hamm Dr. Nancy Hansen Elizabeth Hanssen Kenneth Hanssen Wolfgang Heidenreich Leona Herzog Richard and Karen Howell Analee Hyslop J. B. Jenkins Sara Johnson and Adrian Cheater Louis Jungheim Sheryl Kapitz and Aaron London Judith Kaprowy Adrienne Katz William Kettner and Jane Stuart Randall and Yvonne Kinley Bryan D. Klein and Susan Halprin Raymond Kreitzer and Donald Henry Timothy and Wanda Kretchmer V. Kubinec and M. J. Côté-Paré Mardie Law Rick Lee and Laurie Shapiro

Christy Little Dr. Judith Littleford Liana Lutz Mr. and Mrs. E.R. MacDonald Leona MacDonald and Douglas Riske Joe and Carole Mackintosh Robin MacMillan and Martin Wilson Suneethi and Glen Matthews James McLennan Marilou McPhedran and Darryl Peck Pauline McVicar John and Robyn Milligan Richard Mohr Margaret Morrison Bev Morton and Robert MacLellan Myles and Dennette Munro Angenora J. Murphy Angela and Peter Narth Judith Marie Nichol and Jim Skinner Joanne Olchowecki Carla and Kimber Osiowy Jennifer and Bob Peters Ron and Renata Peterson Donna and Ian Plant Jennifer and Calvin Polet Lawrie and Frances Pollard Ken Praymak Vernie Casilda Price Evan Pritchard Rae & Jerry’s Steak House Peter Rae and Marlene Stern Juta Rathke Joyce E. Rich Joan Richardson Nichole Riese Alex Robinson Gisela Roger Lois-Ann Rolley and Kelvin Chobot Ron and Liliana Romanowski Anna Savard Lucille Schmidt Robert Schroth Anna Scully Matthew Seftel and Colette Raymond Jon and Marilyn Seguire Glen Shack Carol W. Sharp Majid and Moti Shojania Patricia Shuwera Christina Sikorsky and Thomas Steur Graeme Spafford and Kazuko Nomura George Stevens Lori Stewart Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

Strategym Teresa Sztaba and Bruce Tefft Margot Tass Bette Jayne Taylor The Manitoba Museum Jeannine Theoret Charles and Roine Thomsen Alison and Ross Thomson Phyllis A.C. Thomson Susan Glass and Arni Thorsteinson John and Patricia Toone Chris Uhres-Todd and Francóis Uhres F.C. and Estela Violago Faye Warren Wawanesa Insurance Dennis and Gustine Wilton Adele and Arthur Wortzman Harry Wray Joan A. Wright Donn K. Yuen Diane Zack Anonymous (6)

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

In Memory of Margaret Edmond Brown Monica L. Dinney Pauline McVicar Glen & Anne Rattray In Honour of Ella Bea Braunstein Sharna Searle In Honour of Bonnie Buhler Richard Yaffe and John Statham In Memory of William F. Campbell Lynne & Jimmy Brennan Anonymous (2) In Memory of Elaine Goldberg Ryan and Sean Berry In Honour of Dr. Percy Goldberg Esther Rose & Aubie Angel In Honour of Elsie Hughes Fran Pollard In Honour of Louise Leatherdale Richard Yaffe and John Stratham In Honour of Neil Margolis Sherry & Bill Glanville In Memory of Ruth Mouzon Richard Yaffe and John Statham In Honour of Tannis Richardson Richard Yaffe and John Statham In Honour of Sandy Riley The Honourable Douglas D. Everett and Lila Goodspeed In Memory of Tom Roberts Judith & Alex Slivinski In Memory of Shirley Rypp Vivian Bruce In Honour of Susan Thompson Richard Yaffe and John Stratham

PLANNED GIVING Be Part of the Art for Life with a Planned Gift Your commitment today to the Winnipeg Art Gallery has impact tomorrow with a planned gift. By making a bequest or planned gift you play a vital role in enriching, inspiring, and engaging people with the world of art. For more information call Judy Slivinski, Director of Development at 204.789.1299. SUPPORT





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February 22 to March 12 / 2017

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ernest Cholakis Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group

VICE-CHAIR Jeff Baigrie Partner, Pitblado Law

PAST-CHAIR Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction

CHAIR, BUILDING COMMITTEE Kevin Donnelly Senior Vice President & General Manager, MTS Centre, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd.



Hans Andersen Partner, Assurance PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Stephen D. Borys

H. Sanford Riley CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited




Ken Cooper



Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction

CHAIR, HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Jeff Baigrie Partner, Pitblado Law



Esme Scarlett

Scott McCulloch Business Development Manager, Western Canada, Vector Corrosion Technologies Ltd.

CHAIR, WORKS OF ART COMMITTEE Fred Ford President/Board Chair, Manitoba Inuit Association

Hennie Corrin Herbert Enns Professor of Architecture, U. Manitoba & Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, U. Winnipeg Curwin Friesen CEO- Friesens Corporation Nick Logan Dwight MacAulay Chief of Protocol, Government of Manitoba

Sarah Gurevich Vice President, ArtMoi Manju Lodha Artist, Creative Writer, and Multicultural/Multifaith Educator and Learner

CITY OF WINNIPEG APPOINTMENT Russ Wyatt City Councillor for Transcona Ward

Shane Paterson Corporate Development Officer, Paterson GlobalFoods Inc.

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MORE UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS @ “Little You” by Richard Van Camp children’s board book $9.95

Selection of art books various authors $28-$80

Soda fired teapot by Robert Archambeau Winnipeg, MB $900

Royal scotch glasses by Bee Kingdom Glass Calgary, AB $55 each Cosmic egg by Ryan Fairweather Calgary, AB $1500 Narwhal dolls by Kami Goertz Winnipeg, MB $50 each

Pewter & leather necklace by Anne Marie Chagnon Montreal, QC $260 Handmade doll amauti by Samantha Pudlat Cape Dorset, NU $180 SHOP


TIMELESS ART & FRESH FLOWERS Apr 20-23, 2017 Experience a lush exhibit of floral designs and the art that inspired them. See the display or be part of it by interpreting with flowers a work from the WAG collection. Sign up at the Art in Bloom Speaker Series. For more details and to buy tickets, visit SEE MORE ON

PAGE 15 All works from the WAG collection: Sir John Everett Millais. Afternoon Tea (The Gossips), 1889. Gift of the Everett Family from the Everett Collection, in memory of Patricia Everett, 2009-334; Luis Meléndez. Still Life with Fruit, c. 1750. G-61-14; Simon Pietersz Verelst. Flowers, c. 1690. Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Foundation, G-62- 101; Dorothea Sharp. In the Orchard, c. 1910. Gift of Chief Justice G. Tritschler, G-73-250; Abraham Anghik Ruben. Things We Share, 2007. Gift of Bob and Marlene Stafford, 2012-56; Harold Edgerton. Densmore Shute Bends the Shaft, 1980. Gift of Angela and David Feldman, the Menkes Family, Marc and Alex Musso, Tory Ross, the Rose BaumSommerman Family and Shabin and Nadir Mohamed, 2013-50; Frank H. Johnston. Distant, Superior Algoma, c. 1917–1918. Gift from the Estate of Arnold O. Brigden, G-73-278

Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

Profile for Winnipeg Art Gallery

myWAG Fall 2016 issue  

24 page magazine with articles about exhibitions and events happening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

myWAG Fall 2016 issue  

24 page magazine with articles about exhibitions and events happening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.