Government of Canada Contributes $15M to Inuit Art Centre

The Government of Canada announced $15 million in funding for construction for the Inuit Art Centre, through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. “The Government of Canada is proud to invest in the creation of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre. This unique centre will showcase Inuit art, language and culture, bringing the wonders of […]

City of Winnipeg gives $5M boost to Inuit Art Centre

Winnipeg is one step closer to becoming an international leader in Indigenous arts and culture with a City of Winnipeg investment into the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today. Beginning this year, the City of Winnipeg is investing $1 million a year over the next five years totalling $5 million […]

Inuit Art Vault Tour

Global Winnipeg takes you into the WAG’s Inuit art vault where 7,500 carvings are stored. Home to the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world with over 13,000 carvings, drawings, prints, textiles, and new media, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre to make the collection more available to the public. The […]

Elisapee Ishulutaq’s Yesterday and Today

In her vibrant mural Yesterday and Today, Elisapee Ishulutaq captures the intimate details of everyday life in the community of Pangnirtung. Her use of multiple perspectives, employing frontal, profile, and bird’s eye view in the same image, is characteristic of her work, and these unexpected shifts add interest and liveliness to her detailed scenes. One […]