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Winter 2014

Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Director’s Message


New Exhibitions

4 Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art • February 1–April 20, 2014

6 Math + Art • December 7, 2013–April 27, 2014 7 From the Land: Materials & Message in Inuit Art • December 14, 2013–June 8, 2014 8 Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art • Dec 20, 2013–Mar 16, 2014 9 Ragnar Kjartansson: The End—Rocky Mountains • January 18–April 20, 2014 10 Continuing Exhibitions

Christian Marclay’s The Clock • September 28, 2013–January 5, 2014

Don McCullin: A Retrospective • November 1, 2013–January 12, 2014 12 Programming and Events

12 Family Fun

12 Teachers’ Corner

13 WAG Studio

13 Adult Programs 14 Stephen’s Holiday Picks 16 100 Masters Photos 17 Inuit Art Centre 19 Volunteer Associates 22 Gallery Ball Photos 23 Support 25 Nuit Blanche Photos The Permanent Collection Gallery 1

Renaissance and Baroque Art, 1500-1700

Gallery 2

The Academic Tradition in Europe and Canada, 1700-1900

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Modernist Traditions, 1870-1950

MRA Gallery

Highlights of Inuit Sculpture

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Director’s Message mission, and at each front, remaining accessible, relevant—and vital to the health of the community. People wanted to see the real thing—the originals, the masters, the finest— and we delivered!

Inuit art and contemporary Canadian and International art is a link that the WAG is championing through the development of the Inuit Art Centre.

Paul Butler’s first exhibition at the WAG, Looking Up, explores the The success of 100 Masters would influence that the Inuit art collection not have been possible without the has had on Winnipeg’s art community groundswell of support that grew over the past twenty years. He has from the launch of the first Centennial selected eight artists, and invited show, Winnipeg Now, followed by them to produce new work in Creation & Transformation: Defining response to the WAG’s collection. Moments in Inuit Art, and now the These artists spent time in the Inuit final exhibition, Storm & Spirit: The art vault selecting works that have Eckhardt-Gramatté Collection of inspired them, and will be shown German Expressionist Art. alongside the new creations. The result is an exhibition of connections Looking ahead to 2014, there are As the WAG’s Centennial comes to between two art communities whose some exciting exhibitions lined a close, the urge to look back over histories mythologize, share stories, up including Off the Beaten Path: the last 16 months, recounting the and document their respective Violence, Women and Art. This is a succession of extraordinary landscapes through the common multimedia exhibition showcasing exhibitions, programs and events, language of art. But Looking Up does work by international artists such as vies with the desire to look ahead more than look up to the North; it Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, as we move into our second century also is building bridges to the North. and Kiki Smith, that uses the power as Canada’s oldest civic art gallery. With a fifty-year history of collecting And while there is much to anticipate of art to tell stories that help us feel and exhibiting Inuit art, numbering in the months and years before us as and understand the essence of the almost 150 exhibitions and 50 we plan for the Inuit Art Centre, there problem of violence against women catalogues, the WAG continues to around the world. is the enjoyable task of reflecting on explore pathways northward, what was accomplished during our Another project, Looking Up: strengthening the artistic and cultural centenary year. Contemporary Connections with ties that have given the North a home Inuit Art, has a particular resonance in our Gallery. Looking Up is a fine By the time 100 Masters: Only in with the WAG’s place and its future— example of the WAG’s aspirations to Canada closed on Labour Day this chiefly its role as a world leader in reach to the North and enable this past September, over 60,000 people enchanting world to penetrate our had walked through the doors to see the exploration, documentation, and presentation of Inuit art. This past lives, our communities, and the very this historic exhibition, an all time June we brought Paul Butler on mission of this institution. attendance record for the WAG. board as the WAG’s new Curator Those numbers were enhanced by of Contemporary Art. While I saw 170,000 visits to the microsite, 2150 new Gallery members, a fifty percent Paul as a respected artist and curator, I also recognized his increase in Facebook and Twitter work as a cultural advocate and followers, sold-out School and Stephen Borys, PhD, MBA community activist, and believed he Studio programs, and $750,000 in could make a difference in the bigger Director & CEO sponsorships. The extent and quality conversation we want to have with of outreach and programming our public. The connection between confirmed we are fulfilling our 3

Off the Beaten Path Violence, Women and Art February 1–April 20, 2014

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art is a compelling exhibition curated and organized through Art Works for Change, an organization whose mission is to “harness the transformative power of art to promote awareness, provoke dialogue and inspire action.” Through this exhibition, Art Works for Change seeks to focus attention on violence experienced by women world-wide. As exhibition curator and Art Works for Change founder Randy Rosenberg states, “The range of gender-based violence is devastating, occurring, quite literally, from womb to tomb. It occurs in every segment of society, regardless of class, ethnicity, culture, or whether the country is at peace or war.”

violence against women and aims to create empathy for women’s stories. The dialogue fostered through the art displayed—painting, photography, sculpture, multi-media, video, and installation—speaks to the pervasiveness of this social issue.

Premised on the visionary potential of art, the stories that underlie featured artwork by Mona Hatoum, Marina Abramovi´c, Wangechi Mutu, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Yoko Ono, among others, helps audiences to understand the complex issues that give rise to gender-based violence. Those involved in presenting Off the Beaten Path believe that art can be a powerful medium to bring new perspectives and Featuring the work of 30 international understanding to audiences and artists, Off the Beaten Path brings thereby assist in fostering important awareness to the root causes of social change.

This exhibition was organized by Art Works for Change, Inc. with generous support from the Oak Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Yoko Ono, Cut Piece (detail). Video of live performances, with audio: March 21, 1965 performance at Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, NY, 9:08 minutes. September 15, 2003 performance at Théâtre Le Ranelagh, Paris, France, 45:45 minutes. © Yoko Ono Hung Liu, From the Field, 2008. Oil on wood panel. Courtesy of the Artist & Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA. International Rescue Committee / Voices from the Field. A Global Crescendo: Women’s Voices from Conflict Zones, 2008. Twenty photographs with text, printed on wood panel. Amnesty International Sweden Campaign. Rose Petals (detail), 2009. Photographs (3) on aluminum. Agency: Volontaire. Creatives: Malin Åkersten Triumf, Yasin Lekorchi. Photo: Niklas Alm/Vostro. Retouch: Sofia Cederström/Vostro


Related Programs Member Opening Fri, January 31, 11am–4pm Tours at noon and 2:30pm. Public Opening • Free Fri, January 31, 7–10pm Drop-in Tours Please meet the guide in the Skylight Gallery. All tours at 2pm. February 9, 16, 23 March 9, 16, 23, 30

Participation is free but registration is A Long Table Conversation: required as space is limited. Register: Art, Violence, and Change 204.789.1290 or Fri, March 28, 7–9pm The Institute for Women’s and Gender Rebecca Belmore Performance Studies and the WAG invite artists, Sat, March 1 activists, and members of the public See page 13 to engage in a discussion about art, International Women’s Day gender violence, and change. Free Sat, March 8 but does not include admission to Come celebrate International the galleries. Women’s Day with free admission to the WAG.

Self-Defense for Women Mon, March 17, 7–9pm This class will introduce a number of basic techniques conducted by Sensei Viet Doan, Head Instructor of Minh Duc Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Islamic Social Free! To register call 204.789.1290 Services Association and the Institute or email for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba invite you to an evening of sharing and conversation cafés Teacher’s Guide about culture and violence against Access a free copy of a women. Featuring panelists: Shahina curriculum-based guide that Siddiqui (ISSA), Mary Scott (Institute addresses important issues for International Women’s Rights including gender inequality, – Manitoba) and Nahanni Fontaine bullying and more. View a pdf at (Special Advisor on Aboriginal’s Women’s Issues for the Province corner or email of Manitoba). Conversation Café Violence against women: Does culture matter? February 20, 6-9pm

Testimonial Two-Day Writing Workshop Sat, April 5, 11am–5pm and Sun, April 6, 11am–5pm Believing that every woman’s story has power and purpose, the Voices and Faces Project created “The Stories We Tell,” a testimonial writing workshop for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Registration is free but space is limited. Sponsored by the Donner Canadian Foundation.


Math + Art December 7, 2013–April 27, 2014 • Curated by Rachel Baerg, Art Educator

Most of us are not naturally inclined to think about mathematics when looking at a work of art. And yet the disciplines of math and art have been inextricably linked throughout history as artists have continually used mathematical principals and concepts to guide their visual creativity. This exhibition, featuring over thirty prints, paintings, and sculptures from the WAG’s permanent collection, celebrates the fascinating and ongoing relationship between mathematics and visual art. Offering a particular focus on 20th century art, Math + Art provides an opportunity to explore modern art through the lens of mathematics during a time when artists were experimenting with geometric abstraction and considering mathematical theories in the creation

of their two- and three-dimensional works of art. From the surreal juxtapositions of Salvador Dali to the grid-inspired conceptual art of Sol Le Witt; from the towering block structures of Kazuo Nakamura to Bertram Brooker’s drawing of a fourdimensional tesseract, this exhibition offers an inspiring variety of work that challenges the mind and delights the senses. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with specific works in the exhibition through a series of interactive Math + Art cards exploring the three mathematical themes highlighted in the exhibition including: Shape and Dimension, Number and Relation, and Symmetry and Pattern. Special thanks to Dallas Clement (BSc, mathematics and physics) who served as a consultant for this exhibition.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Claude Tousignant, Accelerateur Chromatique, 1968. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of the WAG. Acquired with the assistance of the Canada Council. G-77-92 Kelly Mark, Ginger, 2000. Colour print on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired with the Photography Endowment of The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. 2001-64 Bertram Brooker, Four Dimensional Cube, n.d. Ink on paper. Collection of the WAG. Gift of Robert and Margaret Hucal. 2006-85

Related Programs Interactive Family Tours • Sun, Jan 5 and Sun, Feb 9, 1pm Teachers Corner Check out our fun, interactive math tours and programs that support Manitoba Curriculum Outcomes for students K-12. To book a tour, visit schools and fill out an online booking request form or call 204.789.1290. 6

From the Land

Materials & Message in Inuit Art December 14, 2013–June 8, 2014 • Curated by Angeliki Bogiatji

In the early 1950s, works by Inuit artists began to be sold in southern markets. Since that era, widely recognized as the beginning of contemporary Inuit art, artists from three successive generations have created unique artworks inspired by traditional life on the land, the natural and spiritual world, lived experiences, stories and legends. They have experimented with a variety of artistic media and techniques resulting in distinctive personal styles. This exhibition features a selection of sculptures and wall hangings from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s comprehensive collection of Inuit art.

resort to using organic materials from animals. Netsilingmiut artists from Taloyoak have become known for their creative use of ancient whalebone left on the tundra by their predecessors. Antlers, shed each autumn by caribou, provide a common material for carvers in the Kivalliq region. A strength of Inuit sculpture is how the often scarce materials have been shaped into extraordinary artworks.

Fabric collage wall hangings emerged as a distinctive new art form in Baker Lake during the 1970s. Inuit women adapted their traditional sewing skills and mastery of stitchery to create high-quality artworks from wool duffle The most common material used by or stroud with felt appliqués and Inuit carvers is stone, but the type of embroidery. The artworks depict a stone varies widely and is dependent variety of subjects ranging from upon what can be sourced by the narrative scenes of traditional camp life artists locally. Some communities have to arctic animals and the spirit world. only small deposits and artists often

Angeliki recently earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Winnipeg; her practicum focused on an internship at the WAG working with Curator, Inuit Art Darlene Coward Wight. This exhibition is an extension of her mentorship with Darlene. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Nuyaliaq Qimirpik. Spirited Bear, 1993. Stone. Collection of the WAG. Gift of Dr. Harry Winrob. 2006-541. Reproduced with the permission of Public Trustee for Nunavut, Estate of Nuyaliaq Qimirpik. Augustin Anaittuq. Spirit Head, 1987. Whale bone, antler, ivory, wolf fur, black inlay. Collection of the WAG. Gift of the Manitoba Association of Art Educators. G-93-314 Mary Yuusipik Singaqti. Summer Scenes, 1992. Wool felt, embroidery floss on wool duffle. Collection of the WAG. Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. G-92-231 Chesley Nibgoarsi. Hockey Player, 2006. Antler, stone. Collection of the WAG. Acquired with funds from the Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Wiswell Fund. 2007-113



Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art December 20, 2013–March 16, 2014 • Curated by Paul Butler

Looking Up explores the influence that the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art collection has had on Winnipeg’s art community. The Winnipeg art scene has been receiving a great deal of international attention in recent years, causing observers to wonder “What’s in the water there?” A standard response from Winnipeg artists has been to point to the combination of isolation and a strong arts community in the city. However, other Canadian cities share these qualities and conditions, but arguably don’t produce the same quantity or quality of artists per capita. So what really makes Winnipeg different? Curator of Contemporary Art Paul Butler selected a diverse group of local artists who have acknowledged Inuit art as an influence on their practices. They were then invited to produce new work in response

to pieces from the WAG’s Inuit collection – the largest collection of its kind in the world. Through a series of informal visits to the vault, selections were chosen by the artists to exhibit alongside their new work. What results is an exhibition of connections between two art communities with an idiosyncratic history who mythologize, share stories, tell jokes and capture their landscapes through the common language of art. Looking Up not only ‘looks up’ to the North geographically, but in homage as well. Exhibiting artists include Luke Anguhadluq, Shuvinai Ashoona, Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, Michael Dumontier, Aganetha Dyck, Isaci Etidlui, Tommy Evvik, Neil Farber, Simon Hughes, Jacob Irkok, Jeanette Johns, Janet Kigusiuq, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Qaqasiralaq

Kullualik, Sylvia Matas, Andy Miki, Martha Noah, William Noah, Jessie Oonark, John Pangnark, Pudlow Pudlat, Nancy Pukingrnak Aupaluktuq, Paul Robles, Nick Sikkuark, and Simon Tookoome.

Related Programs Members Opening • Fri, Jan 17, 11am–4pm, tour at noon Public Opening • Free • Fri, Jan 17, 7–10pm Looking North Family Sunday • Sun, Feb 2, 1:30-4pm (see page 12) 8

Ragnar Kjartansson

THE END—ROCKY MOUNTAINS Organized by the National Gallery of Canada • January 18–April 20, 2014 • Curated by Paul Butler

This fall the WAG presents The End as part of our continuing partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, NGC@WAG. Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson produced The End at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Against this sublime backdrop, Kjartansson and fellow Icelandic musician David Thor Jonsson took a series of musical instruments out into the winter cold to jam out a song that hobbles along in fits and starts. Wearing typically “frontier” attire, including fur hats and cowboy boots, the duo parodies notions of the “Wild West” and themes in Icelandic folklore. In his first encounter with the Rockies, Kjartansson whimsically embraces the rugged Canadian landscape with a lighthearted yet sincere search for creative originality. Conjuring age old conceptions of the artist as a

romantic, this experimental five projection video offers a blithe poetic commentary on the inspirational power of nature.

ABOVE: Ragnar Kjartansson. The End, 2009. Video. From an edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs. Duration: 30 minutes 30 seconds. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

The National Gallery of Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is a three-year collaborative partnership that features a series of exclusive exhibitions at the WAG drawn from the NGC’s extensive art collection.

OPPOSITE (Clockwise from top left): Simon Hughes. Fractured Monochrome #4, 2011. Oil on birch plywood panel. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery 2012-197 Aganetha Dyck. Shrunken Crochet, 2013. Collection of the artist. Photo: William Eakin. Paul Robles. Untitled (Homecoming) (detail), 2013. Waxed Cut origami paper. Courtesy of the Artist.


The Clock: Christian Marclay Organized by the National Gallery of Canada Continuing exhibition: September 28, 2013–January 5, 2014

The National Gallery of Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is a three-year collaborative partnership that features a series of exclusive exhibitions at the WAG drawn from the NGC’s extensive art collection.

Christian Marclay’s extraordinary production has garnered international acclaim and wowed audiences since it won a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennial in 2011. The Clock is an ode to time and cinema made up of thousands of film clips compiled into a 24-hour single channel real time video. This ambitious project explores the wonderment and illusion of cinema through a dizzying chronology in which theatrical and real time fold into one.

Related Programs 24 Hour Screening • Tues, Dec 31, 6pm to Wed, Jan 1, 6pm Sleepless in Winnipeg? Catch the all-night New Year’s Eve run, or plan to greet 2014 with an all-day movie mash-up. Cash bar and snacks. Purchased 2011 with the generous support of Jay Smith and Laura Rapp,and Carol and Morton Rapp, Toronto. Jointly owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010. Single channel video. Duration 24 hours. Jointly owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. © the artist. Photo: Ben Westoby. Courtesy White Cube.

Don McCullin: A Retrospective Organized by the National Gallery of Canada Continuing exhibition: November 1, 2013–January 12, 2014

Related Programs Film • Sun, Dec 15 at 2pm and Fri, Jan 10 at 7pm Told through a series of honest and often graphic interviews, McCullin recounts a life lived in the theatre of war—from his first assignment with the violent teenage gangs in his home neighbourhood of Finsbury Park, to capturing international conflicts of the past 50 years. Visit for details.

An unflinching photojournalist best known for his coverage of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones, Don McCullin has also created an important body of social documentary work in his native Britain as well as a recent series of lyrical, brooding landscapes. Don McCullin: A Retrospective comprises an exhibition of approximately 140 black-and-white photographic prints. McCullin’s photographs from the battlefields belong to a tradition of war art practised by Francisco de Goya, Otto Dix, Robert Capa, and others, who sought to communicate in images the horrors of human conflict. Particularly

compelling for their narrative depth, sombre lighting, and powerful composition, McCullin’s photographs convey the intensity and intimacy of his human encounters. Late in his career, haunted by nightmares, McCullin retreated from war, turning his lens to the peaceful countryside around him. In this exhibition, the artist’s journey from working-class England to the killing fields to the landscape of Arthurian myth reveals his searing outrage and profound compassion. Don McCullin, Catholic youth escaping a CS gas assault in the Bogside, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1971. Gelatin silver print. © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images


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Programming and Events

FAMILY FUN For up-to-date information on all WAG family events and programs, email to request our bi-monthly Family e-Newsletter.

Spring Break Art Camp

March 24-28, 2014 • Ages 6-10 • Registration starts on January 14, 2014 • Calling all young artists! Want to get your hands dirty? Looking for a great Spring Break experience? Check out the WAG Art Camp and join us for an inspiring week of art-making and exciting hands-on activities. Drop in for one day or register for the entire week. Then get set for non-stop fun! More details to come at

Looking North Family Sunday

Sun, February 2, 1:30-4pm, $10/family Come celebrate the Canadian North at the WAG! Discover and explore the traditions and art practices of artists from Winnipeg to the Arctic in Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art. Enjoy inspiring art workshops and games, immerse yourself in a fascinating multi-channeled film presentation from Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, and check out an exciting surprise rooftop installation. Don’t forget your scarves and mitts! Winter fun for the whole family!

Interactive Family Tours

January 5 and February 9, 1pm • Spend some quality time with your family at the WAG as you explore together the exciting world of art. Fun, interactive, and educational.


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WAG STUDIO Winter 2014 Art Classes Registration is on now for classes running from January to March. Painting. Drawing. Pottery. Sculpture. Animation. Whether you’re 5 or 95, whatever your interest, whatever your skill level, we have a class for you! During ten-week classes and special weekend workshops, our artist instructors will help you develop artistic skills and nurture your creative spirit.

For more info and to register online, visit


Flavours of Art–Refine your Palette (formerly known as Art Eats)

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The WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program features a 3-course exhibition-inspired fixed menu at Storm Bistro, WAG’s rooftop restaurant. Dinner is served at 6pm; the 1 hour tour begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $45 members, $50 non-members. Available online at, by calling 204.789.1290, or by emailing

24 Hour Screening

January 24 • Featured exhibition is Looking Up.

The Clock: Christian Marclay Tues, Dec 31, 6pm to Wed, Jan 1, 6pm See page 10.

February 14 • Love is in the air…Explore four centuries of love-themed art through the WAG’s European and Canadian collections with Anna Wiebe, Head of Education.

Art for Lunch

Please note: Flavours of Art offers a fixed menu. Menus are posted online in advance at If you have dietary issues or restrictions, please contact Storm Bistro at 204.948.0085. Gratuity is included in the ticket price; wine/spirits are not.

Wednesdays, 12:10pm Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21 Please note that the Art for Lunch program will only be presented every 2nd week starting Jan 15, 2014. For a full listing of films, talks, and tours, visit programs/Art for Lunch or receive a printed copy of the program at the first session on Jan 15 (or request a copy by emailing

Drop-In Tours

Off The Beaten Path All tours at 2pm. Please meet the guide in the Skylight Gallery. Feb 9, 16, 23 Mar , 9, 16, 23, 30

Rebecca Belmore Performance

Sat, March 1 The WAG and the University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies have commissioned acclaimed artist Rebecca Belmore to create a new performance work in connection with the exhibition. More information to come at

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

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Holiday Picks

A fabulous clutch bag for my wife Hazel, tattoos and a museum journal for our son Roman—there’s a fantastic gift at the Gallery Shop for all the special people on my list. Enjoy some of my top picks for this holiday season! — Stephen Borys, Director & CEO

BEEHIVE KITCHENWARE CO. Quotes Measuring Spoons • A pinch of kindness, a dash of humor! Finely crafted, this is a great gift for that discerning person on your list who loves to bake and already has everything! $45 MANITOBAH MUKLUKS Deerskin Slippers, Winnipeg • These buttery soft and stylish slippers are handmade by Aboriginal artists. $95

8:16 EVENING BAG Sol Designs, St-Pierre Jolys • For the fashionably late! Add two tickets for Christian Marclay’s The Clock! $120

MARQUET Free Weave Scarves • Great for the gift exchange on a budget! Ethically sourced, hand dyed and woven. $20

STONE FACED DOLL Alice Akammak, Arviat, NU • A great addition to anyone’s doll collection! $580


POCO A POCO Handmade, fair trade knitted ornaments • Warm up your holiday tree with a handmade ornament. $12 each KETTENMACHERIN Murano Glass and Swarovski Neck Piece, Handmade in Germany • Versatile! A dramatic look for gala event or dress up a sweater jeans combo. $600

SEEDLING Make Your Own Snow Globe Kit • My favorite activity kit! Fun for any age, a great activity the whole family will enjoy. $30

MY MUSEUM: A JOURNAL FOR SKETCHING AND COLLECTING A great gift for anyone who loves to sketch, doodle, daydream and collect. $20

DESIGNY TEMPORARY TATTOOS Tattly • Tina Roth Eisenberg was tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daughter’s arm so she hired a team of artists and designers and came up with the coolest temporary tattoos I have ever seen. $5-$16 (Sets of 2 and 8)

LENA CORWIN’S MADE BY HAND A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit or Otherwise Create $32

GLASS CELL Tsunami Glassworks, Windsor, ON • By Eva Milinkovic, this sculpture is the perfect combination of fresh and modern. $360


Michiel Sweerts. Self-Portrait with Skull, c.1661. Oil on canvas. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University.

100 Masters: Only in Canada

100 Masters: Only in Canada was the highlight of our Centennial year. It was our birthday party and we were thrilled to welcome more than 60,000 visitors to our celebration. Thank you to our members and the public for making this the best attended exhibition in our 100-year history—a fitting tribute to our very special year! To our sponsors, visitors, partners, and lending art museums across Canada—thank you for making this such a memorable success!


(L-R) Visitors enjoying the audio tour at 100 Masters • Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO and curator giving tour • The Hon. Shelly Glover, P.C., M.P. Minister of Canadian Heritage with tour guide • Interactive zone abuzz with visitors

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Total attendance • 60,000 Single best day • 2,100 Single best weekend • 8,000 Audio tour taken • 31,000 (60% of visitors) Most sponsorship raised • $750,000 Most new and renewed memberships (during an exhibition) • 2,200 • pageviews • 170,000 • Social media growth (Twitter & Facebook) • 50% increase • Total youth and adult tours • 7,600 16

Inuit Art Centre

Design Team Experiences the Arctic

This summer WAG Curator of Inuit Art Dr. Darlene Coward Wight guided the design team through territory she knows well. The team included WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys, Winnipeg architect George Cibinel, and Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan. Our Arctic experience began on July 22 as Dr. Stephen Borys and George Cibinel left Winnipeg with me on a First Air flight to Rankin Inlet. The small terminal building had the typical crush of travelers, friends and relatives socializing. We changed planes for our onward flight to Iqaluit and arrived to learn that our flight to Pangnirtung was cancelled because of weather—familiar news in the North! In Iqaluit we met up with Michael Maltzan and his family. “Travelling with my family provides me with a unique opportunity to experience the North not only as an architect, but also through the eyes of my children,” remarked Maltzan. We were also accompanied by photographer Iwan Baan and partner Jessica Collins who are documenting the IAC building process. The next morning we successfully arrived in Pangnirtung on an early flight and spent the morning touring the Uqqurmiut Inuit Art Centre with former manager Kyra Fisher. We marvelled at the tapestries and array of looms in the Weave Studio. In the Print Shop we were given a stencil

demonstration by printmaker Jolly Atagoyuk, and artist Andrew Qappik showed us the technique for creating a stonecut print. In the afternoon we visited graphic artist Elisapee Ishulutaq in her home, talking to her about her forty-year career as a graphic artist. As it was high tide we headed for the dock and boarded a boat owned by outfitter Joavie Alivaktuk for a trip on Cumberland Sound. The scenery was stunning as we were surrounded by mountains on all sides. We stopped on a small island for a hike and views of the fiord, and then continued east where we cruised around small icebergs and enjoyed watching a group of seals. The next day in Cape Dorset, we were given a tour of the Kinngnait stonecut and lithography studios by manager Joemie Takpauangai and a stonecut demonstration with artist Kavavaow Mannomee. We met artists Kiugak Ashoona, Jamasie Pitseolak, and Shuvinai Ashoona, who was working on a large drawing in the litho studio. One afternoon was spent hiking to archeological sites in Mallikjuaq Territorial Park.

Our last two days were spent in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut Territory. We visited cultural displays in Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre and saw an exhibition, The Art of Shuvinai Ashoona, in Nunatta Sunakkutangit Museum. In several shops and galleries we were also able to sample the rich array of arts and crafts available in Iqaluit. According to Stephen Borys, the trip was critical to further developing the concept for the Inuit Art Centre. “It is absolutely essential that the people, land, and culture of the Inuit inform and inspire the architecture for the Inuit Art Centre.” And as we all dispersed from the Iqaluit airport, I believe it was with a renewed sense of purpose as we plan to showcase the art from this amazing part of the world.

ARTWORK: Abraham Anghik Ruben. Kittigazuit, 1999–2000. Whale bone, Brazilian soapstone, African wonderstone. L-R: The team in beautiful Pangnirtang • Artist Andrew Qappik demonstrating stone cut print technique • Graphic artist Elisapee Ishulutaq in her home talking to Dr. Stephen Borys



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Tapas and Wine: The Art and Culture of Spain and Portugal

May 20–May 30, 2014 Tours in Barcelona, Montserrat, Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, Grenada, Cadiz, Jerez de Frontera, Spain and Portimao and Lisbon, Portugal.

Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms Oct 25-Nov 12, 2014

Join this remarkable trip across the roof of the world! Highlights include: • Tibet: Visit the historic Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama in the city of Llhasa. • Nepal: Explore the fascinating sites of the capital city of Kathmandu. • Bhutan: Hike up to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Host: Sherry Glanville. Info: Charlene Underhill at or 204.989.9642 / 1.800.665.2626 Visit and click on visit/events/traveltours more WSO_Tableau_HalfH_Winter13_Bond_4.qxd 10/25/13 1:52 PM for Page 1

The Stamp Committee is looking for donations of stamps, covers, related material, and collections for our April 11–13, 2014 sale. Please leave donations at the WAG front desk clearly marked “stamp sale.” You may also call the Volunteer Associates’ office at 204.786.6641 ext 286 to arrange a pick-up. Charitable receipts will be issued for large collections.



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Gallery Ball 2013

(L-R FROM TOP ROW) Bruce Glover; The Hon. Shelly Glover, P.C., M.P. Minister of Canadian Heritage; Brian Bowman, WAG Chair; Tracy Bowman • Kostas (Gus) Kotoulas, Alpha Masonry; Tim Williams, Michael Maltzan Architecture; Alexander Mickelthwate, WSO; Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, WAG; Hazel Borys, PlaceMakers; Sotirios Kotoulas, Sotirios Corp.; Niki Ashton, MP Churchill; Andrea Cibinel, St. Mary’s Academy; George Cibinel, Cibinel Architects • Guests browsing and bidding on fabulous silent auction prizes • Robert Enright and Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings; Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture; Hazel Borys, PlaceMakers • Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO; Hazel Borys, PlaceMakers; Cora Eaton & Scott McCulloch, Gallery Ball 2013 Co-Chairs • 400 guests gather in Ferdinand Eckhardt Hall for pre-dinner drinks and champagne • Ric Duha, The Duha Group; Heather MacIver; Don MacDonald, DundeeWealth Investment Counsel; Kim Roblin; Karen Duha; Cam MacIver, Parkside Ford


Support The Winnipeg Art Gallery is grateful to the many individuals, corporate sponsors, foundations, friends, and all levels of government that support the WAG’s many exhibitions and educational programs. The following list recognizes individual and corporate contributions received between June 1 and September 30, 2013, as well as our ongoing government support.

$25,000+ Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Akman Construction $10,000+ Bird Construction Company George Warren Keates Memorial Fund Swancoat Investments Ltd. Bob Williams The Winnipeg Foundation US Consulate Winnipeg $5,000+ KPMG LLP $2,500+ Winnipeg Art Gallery Legacy Fund $1,000+ Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Gerry and Barbara Price Roxroy West and Diane Payment $500+ Doneta and Harry Brotchie Ted and Wanda Lismer Margaret Morse The Hon. P.S. and Mrs. M. Morse

$100+ Paula Achtemichuk Brian Akins All Charities Campaign Linda Armbruster Gail Asper and Michael Paterson C. Richard and Joyce Betts Sandra Bignell Morley and Marjorie Blankstein Anne Bolton and Geri McGrath Tom Carson M. Ruth Calvert Raymond and Charlene Currie Kerry Dangerfield Mary Dixon Lindsay Duval and Scott Sutherland The Gail Asper Family Foundation Inc. Prof. Robert and Dr. Linda Gold Gil Goodman Charles Huband Robert and Margaret Hucal Analee Hyslop T. Killeen and I. Hamilton Susan and Keith Knox José Koes Christy Little Vernon S. MacKelvie Robert and Virginia Martin Lynne McCarthy and Claude Davis Sharon and Mel Myers Paul Neelon Jeff Neufeld and Katrina Lee-Kwen Simone Orzechowski Bill Pope and Elizabeth Tippett-Pope Gordon Pullan James A. Ripley and Diane Jones Doren Roberts Noreen Sanders Constance Sarchuk A.M. and M.G. Shojania Pam Simmons Trish Allison Simms Margot Tass Phyllis A.C. Thomson United Way of Ottawa F.C. and Estela Violago John G. and Marilyn Wade Faye Warren

TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL GIFTS In Honour of Lila Goodspeed Liz Karman In Honour of Mara Weinberg and Benjamin Ostrove Simone Orzechowski In Memory Dana Stewart Anonymous In Memory of Don Reichert Gail Nep In Memory of Heather Horton Faye Warren In Memory of Helen Mclennan Elaine and Neil Margolis Faye Warren Betty Ann and Sam Searle In Memory of Pearl Yaffe The Gail Asper Family Foundation Inc. Joel and Bonnie Antel Doris and A. Burton Bass Ted Bock and Liane Chalmers-Bock Anne Bolton and Geri McGrath Stephen and Hazel Borys Naomi Cohen Kerry Dangerfield Lindsay Duval and Scott Sutherland Ted and Gail Hechter José Koes Rick Lee and Laurie Shapiro Ellen and Stewart Leibl Rhoda Payne Bill Pope and Elizabeth Tippett-Pope Helen Powell James A. Ripley and Diane Jones Shirley and Morley Rypp Betty Ann and Sam Searle Malke Shore Ruth Simkin Pam Simmons Candice and Guy Stearns Faye Warren Doris and James Wolfe Amanda Yakubovich

GOVERNMENT, ASSOCIATION & COUNCIL PARTNERS Bureau de l’éducation française under the aegis of the Canada/ Manitoba Program for Official Languages in Education Canada Council for the Arts Canadian Heritage Information Network Community Places, Manitoba Housing and Community Development Heritage Grants Program Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities Virtual Museum of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage Winnipeg Arts Council Winnipeg School Division Young Canada Works, Department of Canadian Heritage Other Support Arctic Co-operatives Limited Arts Stabilization Manitoba Inc. LIVE ON THE ROOFTOP Casillero Del Diablo Manitoba Arts Council

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Nuit Blanche 2013

Over 3,100 visitors took in Nuit Blanche (L–R BY ROW) Montreal artist Dean Baldwin rooftop installation Acropolis • Visitors enjoying Storm and Spirit: The EckhardtGramatté Collection of German Expressionist Art • Visitors to Nuit Blanche’s View from the Rooftop adorned in laurel leaf crowns • Macrame bracelet making Manitoba Crafts Museum • Set and Re-Set by contemporary dancer Jolene Bailie • Visitors in Eckhardt Hall • Le Révélateur installation by audio-visual duo Roger Tellier-Craig and Sabrina Ratté.




CENTENNIAL INDIVIDUAL DONORS A special thank you to Lila Goodspeed and Al Babiuk for their generous donations to the Centennial celebrations.


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