Visual Art

  • Batto Noel

    A comic by Hely Schumann 

  • The Zodiac as snacks

    An illustration by Talia Steele

  • Arts Briefs

    Children’s Special Allowance // CRAFTED 2020 // Jazz Film Festival // Restaurants struggling with Code Red // Towards a Queer Prairie Aesthetic // Solidarity Winnipeg

  • Martha Street, COVID-style

    Like many arts organizations, Martha Street Studio has had to adapt to this new pandemic world.

  • Outsider artist has first solo exhibition

    Bîstyek, an exhibition titled after the artist’s chosen name, opened on Sept. 4 at 300 Ross Ave. in the space that used to house Actual Gallery. 

  • Arts Briefs

    Safe September // Apart, Together // Gimme Some Truth // Playground Chitchat // Little Brown Jug X Beetlejuice // Speaking Crow

  • In Place opens at the WAG

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s newest exhibit, In Place, draws from the gallery’s permanent collection and features artworks from 42 Manitobans, spanning from 1970 to today.

  • Arts Briefs

    Theory at home // Reel Pride // Winnipeg Film Group Workshop // Free Sunday at the WAG // Storying Violence

  • Finding light in the dark

    Hugh Conacher, a theatre designer and photographer, has had no work since March, but has continued to make art on his own dime. Like many arts and culture workers, he has lost multiple contracts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it

    Although some restrictions for non-essential businesses were lifted in May in Winnipeg, Blinkers Art and Project Space delayed reopening until recently, and is now looking to bounce back. 

  • Setting tones and stepping stones

    Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery’s newest exhibit features original works from one of the most prominent Anishinaabe artists of his time and the creator of the Woodland School of Art, Norval Morrisseau.

  • BIPOC gallery launching in Artspace

    In October, an artist-run studio and gallery space dedicated to supporting BIPOC artists will open in Artspace. 

  • Bird Lines

    A comic by Eric Hetherington

  • Kraken

    A comic by Hely Schumann.

  • Arts funding is more important now than ever

    In 2013, Jessica Botelho-Urbanski wrote in The Uniter’s Urban Issue that Winnipeg could be improved with more arts funding. Unfortunately, arts funding is again on the chopping block in the municipal budget this year, facing a 10 per cent decrease.

  • Winnipeg’s Artists of Colour

    Many of Winnipeg’s marginalized artists are multitalented people who fall into a wide spectrum of racial categories. Their stories need to be heard, their accomplishments deserve celebration and more work needs to be done to create a more inclusive and truly diverse space.

  • Kultivation cultivates Filipino culture

    After a successful – but COVID-19 interrupted – popup in the Garden City Shopping Centre, Kultivation Festival, which celebrates the contemporary art of Filipino people in Winnipeg, will take place in the Exchange District in June.

  • Making arts funding accessible

    Last year, the Canada Council for the Arts (Canada Council) and Manitoba Arts Council implemented huge changes in their funding programs. Both launched new initiatives for Indigenous arts funding, online application systems and supports for grant applications.

  • Arts briefs

    Record Sundaze at Barn Hammer // Collage with Takashi Iwasaki // Nothin Butt ‘90s: Freeway // Crywank at Forth // Wheels & Feels // Treaty Talks with Elder Harry Bone

  • A room of one’s own

    Winnipeg is known across Canada as being an ideal place for artists to hone their practice.

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