WAG Current Exhibitions

Life on the Back of a Turtle

Woodlands and Plains Indigenous Art

Daphne Odjig (Potawatomi and Odawa, 1919 – 2016) An Eternal Vision, c. 1985  Acrylic on Canvas.

Promised Gift of the ABLL Collection.

Exhibition Run: February 16, 2019 – January 25, 2020

Opening Reception: February 16, 2019

Curated by Maxine Noel, C.M.

In the histories of the Anishinaabe peoples, Turtle Island began as a piece of earth placed on the back of a turtle. The soil began to grow, creating the Place of the Great Turtle’s Back. A large private collection representing the past fifty years of artwork created on Turtle Island will be exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition features the artwork of over forty artists including: Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, and Carl Beam.

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The Loved Object: Recent Acquisitions

Samuel Philips (British), after William Hogarth (British) 1697-1764. Taste in High Life (detail). 1808. Engraving on paper. 21 x 28 cm. Gift of Karen Mulhallen.

Exhibition Run: Saturday November 10, 2018 to Ocotober, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday November 10, 2018 at 2 pm

Curated by: Adam Whitford, WAG Curatorial/ Collections Intern.

A loved object is any item that is the cause or subject of passion. Everyday objects, including artworks, are often the recipients of our emotional investments. The artworks featured in The Loved Object were acquired by the Woodstock Art Gallery in the last six years and have been the subject of the passions of their owners and creators, past and present. 

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Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964

Exhibition Run: Febraury 16, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Opening Reception: February 16, 2019 at 2 pm

Curated by: Dr. Norman Vorano
Queen's National Scholar and Curator of Indigenous Art at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Through 50 original drawings — created in 1964 by Inuit men and women of North Baffin Island — this exhibition explores a transformative era for the people of Canada’s Eastern Arctic. The drawings offer rare first-person perspectives on daily life, history and memory‎ during a time when Inuit communities were transitioning from traditional nomadic hunting camps to permanent settlements.

EATING ANIMALS

Eating Animals, created by The Enormous Elsewhere, Alexa Fraser and Clelia Scala.

Exhibtion Run: February 16, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Opening Reception: February 16, 2019 @ 2 pm

Eating Animals is a darkly humorous puppet story that playfully explores the idea of what - and who - we consume. 

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