2014 BFA Graduating Exhibition | School of Art Celebrates 100 Years of Launching Artists’ Careers


On April 19, with the opening of the 2014 BFA Graduating Exhibition, the University of Manitoba’s School of Art celebrates the artistic achievements of 28 graduating students, plus 100 years of educating future artists and art historians.

In an exciting format that takes full advantage of ARTlab’s architecture, 26 artists, spring and fall graduates of the four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) studio program, are showcasing the best of their work. The art in the exhibition reflects the broad range of their interests, from traditional to new media, including painting, drawing, print media, ceramics, photography, video and installation works.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening on Saturday April 19, from 5 to 8 P.M. The exhibition continues from Sunday April 20 through Sunday April 27 with weekend hours of noon to 4 P.M. and weekdays from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend any day from April 20 to 28.

The format of the show transforms ARTlab from a school building into a modern four-storey art gallery that can make the most of the varied media and scale of the exhibited artworks.

“These emerging artists challenge us to find ways to value the ‘new-ness’ of their made objects,” says the School’s Director Paul Hess, “ to absorb the experiences embodied in the work and to grow from the encounter.”

Established in 1913 as the Winnipeg School of Art, the School joined the University of Manitoba in 1950, moving to the Fort Garry campus in 1965.  The faculty is now located in ARTlab at 180 Dafoe Road, on the corner of the Duckworth Quadrangle, with additional facilities in the ‘Art Barn’ and sculpture / ceramics buildings west of ARTlab.  The School offers diploma and degree programs at the bachelors and masters levels.

For more information, contact Donna Jones, donna.jones@umanitoba.ca or telephone (204)474-8980

ARTlab is located on Dafoe Road next door to Taché Hall and Drake Centre. Find nearby parking by following this link: umanitoba.ca/campus/parking/visitor/index.html

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