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WAG to Share Artwork with Journey to Churchill

January 7, 2015 7:44 AM | Entertainment


Kaska swims in the Arctic exhibit in Journey to Churchill on November 28, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Visitors to the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo are now able to take in art while visiting the city’s famous polar bears.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is presenting an array of Inuit sculpture art in an ongoing, rotating display at the exhibit’s Arctic building.

The carvings from the WAG’s world-renowned collection will accompany Hudson, Aurora, Storm, and Kaska as they go about their business inside the popular enclosure.

“Journey to Churchill explores how the animals, people, and ecosystems of the north are connected and how they are being impacted by climate change,” said Trevor Clearwater, director of visitor services at the zoo. “The amazing works of art featured in this collection are symbolic of that close cultural connection.”

Planning is also currently underway at the WAG to create an Inuit Art Centre to be located adjacent to the existing Gallery on Memorial Boulevard at St. Mary Avenue.

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