Previous Exhibitions - Winnipeg Art Gallery

Peter Pitseolak: Inuit Photographer/Photographie Inuit
January 22 to April 24, 2005
Peter Pitseolak was one of the first to record Inuit life from the Inuit point of view. He was determined to leave future generations images of a traditional Inuit culture that was either undergoing radical change or was in the process of disappearing altogether. One artist, 66 images.

Figure ground: paintings and drawings of Ivan Eyre
April 29 to August 28, 2005
Over the past five decades, Manitoba artist Ivan Eyre has become one of Canada's most respected artists. The key works in this exhibition feature his unique vision and the evolution of his imagery and ideas. One artist, 133 works. Sponsored by Power Corporation of Canada and James Richardson & Sons, Limited. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council. Media sponsor: Winnipeg Free Press.

Pegi Nicol MacLeod: A Life in Art
May 21 to July 31, 2005
MacLeod is one of the most significant early 20th century Canadian artists, whose colours and lines weave a complex, energetic, and sometimes discordant, harmony that is uniquely hers. One artist, 51 works. Exhibiton supported by KGS Group.

Shirley Brown: Vestiges
May 28 to July 31, 2005
Brown's invented ‘artifacts’ of a long-vanished bird civilization are a metaphor for loss.This exhibition also raises questions about how galleries/museums present civilizations and how consumerism is involved in museum practices.Sponsored by the W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation Inc. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. One artist, 51 works.

Landmarks, Beavers, and Maple Leaves: The Canadiana Ceramic Collection
June 18 to December 25, 2005
In the 19th century, Canada was an exciting frontier. Ceramic wares, either Canadianmade or imported, reflected this, being printed with picturesque views, commemorative landmarks, and symbols of the new nation. Twenty-eight manufacturers, 90 works.

ItuKiagatta! Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of the TD Bank Financial Group
July 8 to September 5, 2005
From a flock of delicate ivory geese to fearsome stone bears, the stunning sculptures in this collection represent an early, vital period in the development of Inuit art. Fortyseven artists, 51 works.

Back/Flash
August 24 to December 11, 2005
An examination of Aboriginal media art from a First Peoples’ perspective. The works challenge, enlighten, accuse, and entertain, while at the same time questioning interpretations of history, colonialism, and “Indian art.” Fifteen artists, 17 works.Sponsored by the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council.

Bug City
September 21 to January 8, 2005
This exhibition explored themes of civic identity, technological innovations from computer programs to robotics, and perilous change in a world of intermingling species and machines. Thirty-four artists, approximately 100 works. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Volunteer Committee to The Winnipeg Art Gallery, MacHelper, and Culligan. Media sponsor: Winnipeg Free Press.


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