SAB Series: Through the Eyes of a Child Exhibition Review

Authored by: WAG Staff on May 4, 2014

Through the Eyes of a Child is one of the most inspiring exhibits I have viewed this year. The exhibit consists of work done by the children involved in studio programs at the WAG. There are drawings, prints, clay work, and even animation on display. As soon as I heard that this exhibit would be showing at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, I was very intrigued. I love many different types of art but I'm really drawn to bright and vibrant pieces. This exhibit was without a doubt, very colorful, lively, and refreshing. The art produced by these children is pure creativity.

One thing I noticed about this unique exhibit was that even though the artwork isn't made by professional artists, I really liked how it all looked as a collection. When I walked into the room filled with children's art, I felt happy and positive. I enjoy how this exhibit can make you feel better and give you a new outlook on art. After seeing a lot of "serious" art these past few weeks, this exhibit gave me a fresh start and inspired me to make more playful, youthful art.

Another aspect of this exhibit I liked was the thought of childhood. When I was younger, my art was very carefree and abstract, just like many of the pieces in Through the Eyes of a Child. This exhibition made me realize that art is beautiful in many ways and even if my creations don’t turn out the way I intend them to look, they can still be admired.

Lastly, I would like to say that I appreciated Through the Eyes of a Child. I can't wait to see next year's creations by the talented kids involved in the studio programs.

Tia Matic

Tia is a part of the WAG Student Art Board and enjoys art, music, and photography. She is a full time student and hopes to always be involved in the arts.

This post is part of our ongoing WAG Student Art Board blog series. The Student Art Board (SAB) is a select group of high school students that are involved with the WAG. This blog series is intended to offer a teenager's perspective on the art currently on display at the WAG.

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