Winnipeg and ART EXPRESS’D/ART EXPRIMÉ
Late Summer 2017
As the mobile art studios travel around the communities in Canada, video footage of the adventures will be collected en route for documentary and communications purposes. The WAG will equip our Gallery in Winnipeg with a replica shipping container art studio, where visitors can follow the project’s progress via online feeds, view art produced in the various locations, interact on social media, and participate in expressive art making activities first-hand.
Once the three travelling studios/galleries arrive in Winnipeg from their cross-country tour in late summer 2017, they will be installed at Winnipeg’s largest visitor and tourist sites: The Forks near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park, and at the WAG building close to the Manitoba Legislature. ART EXPRESS’D/ART EXPRIMÉ will give citizens across the country the opportunity to speak to national issues, challenges, and successes. In this way, Canadians will be inspired and empowered to participate in helping shape our nation as it enters its next 150 years.
Finally, on Saturday, September 30, 2017, the mobile art studios will be on view for Nuit Blanche, a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, the events and exhibits attract thousands of people to the three zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. NBW 2017 will take place on Saturday Sept 30.
Stay tuned for more information!