An exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is honouring the 30th anniversary of MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art).
MAWA has earned an international reputation for encouraging and supporting the intellectual and creative development of women artists, arts writers, and curators in Winnipeg.
“The selection of artwork exhibited, drawn from Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection, reflects various members, mentors, mentorees, and program participants over MAWA’s history,” said Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director and CEO.
MAWA was created in 1984 in response to women artists receiving fewer exhibition opportunities and academic positions than men, despite forming the majority of art school graduates.
Over the years MAWA has initiated a wide range of programs in response to the evolving needs of the community. The majority of these programs are offered at low or no-cost to people of all genders.