Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free art education program at Gallery 1C03

John M. King School visit to Herstory exhibit in March of 2013

John M. King School visit to Herstory exhibit in March of 2013
Gallery 1C03 continues to offer FREE art education programming for school and community groups! We are presently offering a one hour program that includes a tour of Ian August's exhibition RE: BUILD THEM, followed by discussion and an art activity. 

Students will look at the paintings, watch the airport video and peek through the peep hole at the Factory model in RE: BUILD THEM. Then, Gallery 1C03's volunteer art educators will engage children in a discussion about the Bauhaus utopian vision of wanting designers, craftspeople and artists to work together to create buildings that fulfill the needs of modern society. We will talk about what makes a building a great place to live/work/learn in today.

The activity portion of the program will see the students use reclaimed materials to create models of their own ideal structures. Students will be given designated roles in their creations which echo the Bauhaus idea of collaboration. After the activity the groups will meet and briefly discuss their creations with one another. Through this activity students will gain insight into the importance of collaboration in the creative process.
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. But don't delay: the exhibit (and tours) are only available until December 7!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free Film Screening: Bauhaus - The Face of the 20th Century

Join Gallery 1C03 for a free screening of
 Bauhaus: The Face of the Twentieth Century
November 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd floor of Centennial Hall) at The University of Winnipeg
Followed by Discussion with Dr. Oliver Botar and artist Ian August

The film Bauhaus: The Face of the Twentieth Century (ArtHaus MUSIK, 1994) is presented in conjunction with Ian August’s current Gallery 1C03 exhibition RE: BUILD THEM which reflects upon the effects of the Bauhaus movement through a (re)imagining of its (would be) spaces and structures.

This stunning program looks at the development of the Bauhaus and at the key figures involved in it-including the founder Walter Gropius, his successor Mies van der Rohe, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers. The program also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany. The program features numerous experts including Christopher Frayling of the Royal College of Art, architectural historian Charles Jencks, and Dr. Peter Hahn, Director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Former students discuss their time at the Bauhaus, and the eminent architect Philip Johnson tells how it influenced his work. The Program contains rare archival footage of the Bauhaus at Dessau and looks at the architecture of Chicago, much influenced by Mies van der Rohe, who emigrated there after the Bauhaus was shut down by the Nazis in 1933. (50min, colour)            

After the screening, join respected Bauhaus art historian Dr. Oliver Botar and artist Ian August in conversation!

Winnipeg-based artist Ian August has presented his art in exhibitions across Canada for the last decade, including local group shows Supernovas (Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006), 26/Two-Sicks/Too-Six… (Gallery 1.1.1., 2006) and All of a Sudden… (PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 2013). He has been awarded grants for his work from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. August received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 2004. In 2011 he completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree at York University in Toronto. The following year August spent several months in Berlin and the rest of Germany researching the Bauhaus school and the dissemination of its ideas to North America. This project resulted in a series of paintings and drawings shown at Golden City Fine Art in Winnipeg (2012) and in the current exhibit RE: BUILD THEM.

Art historian Dr. Oliver Botar completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in urban geography at the University of Alberta in Edmonton; and a Master of Science in urban and regional planning, a Master of Arts in art history, and a Ph.D. in art history, all at the University of Toronto. He has taught art and architectural history at several Canadian universities. Since 1996 he has been professor of modern art history at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches a world survey of art and architecture, modern and contemporary art, post-war Canadian art, and art in new media. His research, writing and exhibition curating have focussed on early to mid 20th century art, architecture, photography and media art. This work has been international in scope, with concentrations on Weimar Germany, Hungary, Canada and the United States. The art and ideas of Bauhausler László Moholy-Nagy have been a focus throughout his career. He has lectured, published, and has curated exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. He lives and works in Winnipeg.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Still hiring!

Gallery 1C03 is still looking to hire a Programming Assistant through the campus Work Study Program. Details are below.

**Art Programming Assistant**

Classification: Assistant Technician 1, Step 1
Pay Rate: $12.99 / hour + 6% vacation pay
Funds Granted: $1000.00


- conducting research on contemporary and/or historical artists
-communicate with artists
-assist in coordinating and delivering public programming
-contribute to marketing and communication efforts by writing draft press releases and posting information on-line via Gallery 1C03's website, blog, facebook and twitter accounts
-student may be asked to photograph artworks and programming events
-curatorial research assistance opportunities may be available to explore future art programming on campus
-may assist with installation of Gallery 1C03 and other exhibit spaces on campus
-may assist with preparation of grant applications for exhibitions
-there will be an opportunity to develop art education programs related to Gallery 1C03 exhibitions for school age children

This work/study position offers an excellent opportunity for a student interested in gallery or museum work from a programming, communications and educational standpoint.

Required Qualifications:

Preference will be given to students with a background in art, communications and/or education, ideally art history majors, communications or education students or students in the graduate-level curatorial studies program, as well as students with previous work experience in a gallery or museum setting. Strong research, writing, oral communication and computer skills are assets, as are presentation and organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Photography experience would also be an asset as well. Students from other disciplines will be considered.

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 12 or as soon as possible
Project start date: as soon as possible
Specific days of week: Flexible
Specific hours of work: Flexible

Interested? Email Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson with your resume.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ian August exhibit opening & Frank Shebageget publication launch today!

Ian August, Factory (detail), 2013, mixed media, 29" x 20" x 20".

Cover of Frank Shebageget, Gallery 1C03's newest exhibition catalogue.

Don't forget: Ian August's exhibition RE: BUILD THEM opens today at Gallery 1C03 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. There will be a cash bar and plenty of delicious nibbles from Diversity Foods. We are also excited to be launching the Gallery's most recent publication Frank Shebageget which is based on his solo exhibition on campus earlier this year. The catalogue is fully illustrated and features an essay by Jenny Western. It will be available for purchase for a mere $10.00. The beautiful cover shown above gives a taste of the book.