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It’s ‘Time to Play’ at WAG as it unveils sculpture by Inuit artist

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) has unveiled another monumental sculpture that will greet visitors at its Qaumajuq Inuit art centre once the world’s largest collection of Inuit art opens its doors later this year. The stone carving titled Time to »

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Fine art by Canadians sold at virtual auction

More than 100 pieces by Canadian artists were presented to a global audience at an online auction on December 2, 2020. Major art works by Jean Paul Riopelle, James Wilson Morrice and Alex Colville were highlighted. Overall, the sales amounted »

Arts & Entertainment, International

‘Scandalous’ painting coming to Montreal in 2021

It was a painting that remained in various private hands for over 100 years, but when it was finally made public in 1995 it was still deemed shocking. Housed since that time at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the work »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Palestinian art exhibit aims to ‘encourage dialogue’

A Montreal art gallery is offering a free online exhibition of the works of emerging contemporary artists who  live and work in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. It includes a virtual tour of the gallery, artists’ biographies and information on the »

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Huge public art piece to be returned after being deemed ‘too hot’

The giant polished steel artwork called ‘Wishing Well” was part of Calgary Alberta’s programme of commissioning public art works. Public art commissioned or mandated by politicians in connection with new developments,has very often been controversial, but rarely is it deemed »

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Urban ‘pop’ art in the heart of farmland: Popsilos

We’ve all seen them as we drive past farms–big barns, big silos, and often a little weatherworn. A movement begun during Canada’s 150th anniversary is turning these huge silos into works of art. Jennifer Larocque and Mathieu Mault, co-founders of »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit shines light on least known Group of Seven member

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting in parts of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is inviting art lovers to escape the pandemic doldrums by reconnecting with a Western Canadian artist whose own art endured the Great Depression and blossomed despite its »

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Canada History: June 2, 1983 – A tragic blow to Canadian music

One of Canada’s best known singer-songwriters had just performed at music festival in the U.S. and was aboard an Air Canada flight home on this date. Mid-flight, at 7 p.m. smoke was detected in the washroom which the pilots initially »

Indigenous, Longform, Society

How not to promote Arctic tourism

INARI, Finland – Travelling around Finnish Lapland can feel a lot like a throwback to Arctic Canada at times. There’s the glass igloos peaking through the trees at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort just off the E75 road, or the umteen »

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Picasso painting set to sell at record price in Canada

A famous painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is currently on tour in Canada for the very first time before being auctioned for what could be the largest amount ever paid for an international work of art in Canada. Currently »