Nunavut artists to take pride of place during Winnipeg art exhibit

January 4, 2017 by  

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit that will highlight works of art created by Nunavut artists.

The event, which has been titled ‘Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic’, showcases textile, sculptures, prints and pieces that have been crafted using an assortment of other media. According to the gallery’s website, the items included evoke the landscape of Canada’s newest territory.

The collection, which was assembled through the collaborative efforts of the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts and the Government of Nunavut, was first displayed in 2004 to honor the formation of the new territory in 1999. The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) added its own collection for the upcoming exhibit, which will include films, photographs, and more that were not part of the original. Poster printing can be utilized to create prints of selected pieces of the art being displayed that can be sold to visitors who come to see an event like this

The exhibit will be hosted by the WAG until April 19. The institution is located at 300 Memorial Boulevard, and the admission price starts at $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and children under five are admitted free of charge. There is no fee for members, and family rates are also available.

More information about the exhibit and other upcoming WAG events can be found on its website.