Monday, April 29, 2013

Gallery 1C03 artists' work to be shown at Cannes Film Market!

Still from A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste, 2012.

We are pleased to learn that Leslie Supnet and Glen Johnson's short animated film A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- first presented in Gallery 1C03 as part of Supnet and Johnson's collaborative Storytime exhibition last fall -- will be one of 44 Canadian short films featured in Telefilm’s special curated program Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Market (Marché du Film) and at the Festival’s Short Film Corner (Cannes Court Métrage), which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to the artists and to Winnipeg Film Group who is distributing the film! For more information please read this WFG press release.

Herstory visits from John M King & Isaac Newton Schools

Gallery 1C03 was pleased to welcome students from John M. King and Isaac Newton Schools to tours of the Herstory exhibit. We are keeping the show open for group tours by appointment only until the middle of May. If you would like to book a tour for your group (we welcome groups of all ages including schools, community groups, etc), please contact Gallery 1C03.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FREE art education for Herstory exhibit until the end of April!

Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.

Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.

Did you know that Gallery 1C03 offers FREE art education programming for school and community groups? We are presently offering a one hour program that includes a tour of the Herstory exhibition of Manitoba women artists, followed by discussion and an art activity. 

Gallery 1C03's volunteer art educator Sylvia Dueck will engage children in a discussion of the various media used by the artists (including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media) as well as the subjects they have chosen to depict (urban and rural landscapes, portraiture and the body). Discussion may also include basic aspects of composition: colour, line, perspective, etc. For older students conversation can include consideration of how certain themes or media might be favoured by women artists in particular and how there may be differences in approaches over time.

The activity portion of the program will include a drawing exercise related to two of the exhibition’s themes: landscape and portraiture. When students have completed their drawings, the group will come together to talk about the important elements in the creation of their compositions. Through this exercise, the students will gain a basic knowledge of media and subjects used by the artists in the exhibition and some insight into the basic concepts of an artwork.

In the past Gallery 1C03 has welcomed students in grades 1 - 12 from schools across Winnipeg and even in other parts of the province. We have also hosted visits from Art City, Girl Guide troupes and the UWSA daycare. We would welcome a visit from you and your students!

If you are interested in engaging youth with some great local artists in an educational setting, contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson to book a visit with your group.

Even though Herstory will close to the public on April 6, this educational opportunity will be available until April 30. Don't delay, make your booking now!

Sister MacNamara School visit to Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.

Sister MacNamara School art for Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Another great Herstory piece - 6 more days to see it!

Alison Newton (1890-1967), Market Stalls, c.1940-1949, watercolour, 25.4 x 30.5 cm. Photo: Larry Glawson.
Born in Scotland, Alison Newton attended art school in Edinburgh. She arrived in Winnipeg with her parents in 1910 and was hired as an advertising and catalogue illustrator for the T. Eaton Company. When the production of the Eaton’s catalogue was taken over by Brigdens in 1914, she worked for them as a detail artist until she married two years later. After that time, Newton took courses at the Winnipeg School of Art and was able to focus on her artistic career. Newton was an accomplished watercolourist who studied privately under Walter J. Phillips. Her images of Winnipeg, Gonor and Lake of the Woods, created in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, have been exhibited locally and across Canada. Newton is best-known for charming scenes that portray immigrants from various cultures engaging in tasks of daily life: working in fields, grading vegetables, washing clothes and, as in this scene, attending market stalls. Newton moved to Toronto in 1952, where she lived until her death. [Source: (Re)Visiting the Collection: Selections of Manitoba Art from The University of Winnipeg (Winnipeg: Gallery 1C03, 1998): 23.]

 You only have 6 more days to view this work and others in the exhibition Herstory: Art by Women in The University of Winnipeg Collection at Gallery 1C03.