Mourning Annie Pootoogook

The artistic community received sad news with the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, originally of Cape Dorset. The WAG joins the Inuit community in mourning this celebrated and talented artist who lost her life too soon. CBC Manitoba interviewed WAG Inuit Art Curator Darlene Coward Wight, who talked about the loss of such a […]

Canadian Premiere of Our Land Showcases Rarely Seen Inuit Art

The WAG is honoured to present a powerful exhibition of treasures from the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collections. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic broadly showcases Inuit art and culture through an impressive selection of work, some not seen in Canada since before Nunavut was established. The exhibit runs September 30 until the […]

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 […]