Canadiana

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 29, 2013

Alex Janvier, Lubicon, 1988

100 Masters: Only in Canada is less than two weeks away...

Day Nineteen: Final Thoughts

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 26, 2013

My last day at the WAG has arrived, is being uncrated and will soon be on display. These three weeks have flown by, but not without leaving an impression.

Day Sixteen: Confession

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 23, 2013

I don't get art...

Goodbye, Creation & Transformation

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 22, 2013

This past week marked the end of Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery's centennial exhibition of Inuit art.

Day Eight: Get the Shot

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 17, 2013

First Ministers Tour

I will always be my own worst enemy as a photographer.

Day Seven: Sign of the Times

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 15, 2013

100 Masters: Only in Canada

The 100 Masters exhibit is one month away...

Salvaging a Masterpiece

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 15, 2013

Radovan and Way to Calvary

Conservation is a lesser known aspect of work at art galleries but it can be one of the most interesting. Although much of the WAG's Head of Conservation, Radovan Radulovic's job consists of condition reporting and other administrative duties, he occasionally gets to work on large restoration projects such as the Way to Calvary.

Day Four: The Right Stuff

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 11, 2013

100 Masters Invitation

Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal.

Day Three: Spinning on a Cultural Hub

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 10, 2013

JP Hoe at the WAG!

In my public relations classes at Red River College, we often debate the different jobs worth pursuing after graduation...

Day Two: Interning with the Masters

Authored by: WAG Staff on April 9, 2013

Intern!

My first impressions of working at the WAG can be summed up as controlled chaos...

Kittigazuit

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 8, 2013

Map of northern Canada showing Kittigazuit

During a tour of the exhibition, Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, Curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Wight told the story behind Abraham Anghik Ruben’s stunning sculpture, Kittigazuit. In this work, Anghik tells the story of Kittigazuit, a community that sits on the Mackenzie River delta in the western Arctic.

The Legend of Sedna

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 1, 2013

Qaqaq Ashoona Taleelayuk and Serpent, 1962 stone 22.1 x 29.5 x 6.3 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; The Ian Lindsay Collection; Acquired with funds from the Volunteer Committee to the Winnipeg Art Gallery; G-85-302

The most powerful spirit in Inuit shamanistic belief system is commonly known as Sedna, Taleelayuk, or Nuliayuk. Her story and name varies between different areas of the Arctic but the theme remains the same. Here is one version of the story.

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