ART EXPRESS’D mobile art studios will travel south, east, and west to Winnipeg via train, truck, and cargo ship. The voyage will stop in 16 communities and traverse every province and territory. Everyone is invited to contribute to the art! Check out our event page for workshops happening near you. Watch news for updates from the artists.

NORTH TO SOUTH ROUTE: Inuvik • Whitehorse • Yellowknife • Churchill • Rankin Inlet • Winnipeg
WEST TO EAST ROUTE: Alert Bay • Lethbridge • Saskatoon • Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes • Winnipeg
EAST TO WEST ROUTE: St. John’s • Halifax • Charlottetown • Moncton • Montréal • Ottawa • Winnipeg

More workshop schedules will be posted in the coming days!


ART EXPRESS’D Had a Special Guest Visitor!

ART EXPRESS’D Had a Special Guest Visitor!

ART EXPRESS’D Had a Special Guest Visitor

July 5

On Wednesday, July 5, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Canada 150 Signature Project, ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ was host to a very special event.

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly visited the project and created her own artwork. Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, Terry Duguid, and Canada Council for the Arts Board Member, Cheryl Sharfe were also in attendance. Joining our esteemed guests were children from the Orioles Community Centre.

Along with a tour of the sea-container-turned-mobile-art-studio stationed at the Forks National Historic Site, the group created some artwork of their own. Together they took part in a stenciling workshop lead by one of the artists travelling with ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIME on the West route, Becky Thiessen.

It was a very fun day for all involved and resulted in some beautiful artwork!

If you want to participate in any of the upcoming workshops in Winnipeg, stop by on these dates as we celebrate Canada 150 and the Canada Summer Games:
July 29 & 30 – 4 – 8pm
August 2 to 7 – 4 – 8pm
August 10 to 12 – 4 – 8pm

See you there!


Postcard from Moncton

Postcard from Moncton

Postcard from Moncton

July 21

We were hosted by the Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben Cohen in Moncton, NB at the Université de Moncton. Throughout our stay we facilitated papier mâché, painting and stop-motion animation workshops out of the gallery. A massive sculpture was realized and we painted a section of the interior panels for the container as well as realized more stop-motion animations. We had many dedicated and passionate young participants who created many outstanding works and gave a huge contribution!

A great big thank you to Moncton and Dieppe and all who came out and participated.


Postcard from Charlottetown

Postcard from Charlottetown

Postcard from Charlottetown

July 14, 2017

It was a fun week in Charlottetown. We were giving workshops from inside the Guild Theatre in downtown Charlottetown and the city was quite busy with the Canada Day festivities. We created a giant papier mâché PEI Fox eating a hamburger and other smaller sculptures. A great series of stop-motion animations were created and we had a stream of participants from all around. The incredible folks from the C3 crew came through and made a fantastic animation about their adventure traversing across the Canadian waterways in an icebreaker. We were creating inside the theatre on Canada Day and here is a film that reflects that.

A big thanks to the Guild Theatre and all the great participants who contributed in Charlottetown!



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