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Art in Bloom Opens at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Art in Bloom Opens at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Art in Bloom
Art in Bloom runs April 12-14 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG / FACEBOOK)

Art in Bloom

Something is blooming at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and it’s much more than flowers.

The biannual Art in Bloom festival opened Friday, mixing professional and non-professional florists to create fresh floral interpretations of artworks from the WAG collection.

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Downtown Winnipeg ‘Arts District’ Residence to Have 119 Units

Downtown Winnipeg ‘Arts District’ Residence to Have 119 Units

290 Colony Street
The Arts District building at 290 Colony Street will be 130,000 square feet and house 119 units. (MICHAEL MALTZAN ARCHITECTURE)
290 Colony Street
(MICHAEL MALTZAN ARCHITECTURE)

WINNIPEG — A new multi-unit rental housing complex is planned for downtown Winnipeg, just steps from the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The Arts District project was announced Wednesday and promises 119 new rental units for middle-classes families at 290 Colony Street.

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Go ‘Behind Closed Doors’ in New WAG Exhibit

Go ‘Behind Closed Doors’ in New WAG Exhibit

Mia Feuer Art
Mia Feuer’s ‘Totems of The Anthropocene,’ 2018. Found sleds, found petroliana and other vessels formerly containing petroleum products, individually cast and assembled polyester resin crystals. (WAG.CA)

A new contemporary exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is taking the public behind the scenes and into the artist’s creative process.

Behind Closed Doors will give a rare glimpse into the art studio and an artist’s research from the museum vault.

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WAG Receives $1M Donation, Will Establish Leatherdale Gallery in Inuit Art Centre

WAG Receives $1M Donation, Will Establish Leatherdale Gallery in Inuit Art Centre

Louise Leatherdale
Philanthropist Louise Leatherdale presented a $1 million gift to the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Friday for the future Inuit Art Centre. The Doug and Louise Leatherdale Gallery will be part of the centre when it opens in 2020. (WAG / HANDOUT)
WAG Inuit Art Centre
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A $1 million donation to the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre will establish a namesake gallery once complete.

The Doug and Louise Leatherdale Gallery will be an intimate space complementing exhibitions by exploring themes in more depth and by offering alternative perspectives. The gallery will connect to the WAG at all levels.

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Inuit Women to Curate Upcoming WAG Exhibit

Inuit Women to Curate Upcoming WAG Exhibit

WAG Inuit Art Centre Curators
From left to right: Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Asinnajaq, and Dr. Heather Igloliorte will curate the new Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG)
WAG Inuit Art Centre
An artist’s rendering of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

An all-female, all-Inuit team has been assembled to curate the exhibits in the future Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Opening in 2020, the team will be led by curator and academic Dr. Heather Igloliorte with emerging curators/artists Asinnajaq, Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, and Krista Ulujuk Zawadski.

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