Art is a voice that invites a response. Art challenges us to think critically, encourages us to feel deeply, and inspires us to take action.

For millennia, Inuit artists have spoken through art. Today, the Winnipeg Art Gallery holds in trust more than 13,000 Inuit artworks – each one with stories to tell. Sharing these stories with the world is at the core of the WAG Inuit Art Centre project.

Beyond creating a gallery to display the collection, we are developing a unique sharing space for all. Artists, Inuit, various partners and community leaders have collaborated to envision a vibrant gathering place where all are welcome and where everyone’s stories are told and heard in a true spirit of reconciliation.

The WAG Inuit Art Centre will be an engaging, accessible space where you will experience art and artists in new ways.

Here, you will sculpt side-by-side with a master carver and curate your own exhibition from your phone. Virtual reality and other technology will offer direct connections to the land, people and culture of the North.

We look forward to hearing your stories when the WAG Inuit Art Centre opens its doors in 2020, Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.

Vault rendering. Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc.
Photo by: Pauline Boldt /26 Projects