SOA Gallery – New Exhibition – They Made A Day Be A Day Here

They Made A Day Be A Day Here

Monday, June 23 – Friday, October 31, 2014

They Made A Day Be A Day Here considers the shifting identities of contemporary artists on the Prairies.  Curated by Amy Fung of Vancouver, this exhibition includes a dozen artists who address issues of time, labour and place, exploring histories and methodologies that range from craft to modernism.

Amy Fung, who met hundreds of artists between 2007 and 2011, says the show is a reflection on invisibility in artistic labour. “Conversations can reverberate as resonances of a specific time and place, conjuring a shade of purpose and identity,” she says. “We were all isolated geographically and perhaps politically, but we each held a space, and together we made a place.”

Featured artists include Amalie Atkins (Saskatoon, SK), Heather Benning (rural Saskatchewan/Nokomis, SK), Jennifer Bowes (Grande Prairie, AB/Dawson Creek, BC), Tammi Campbell (Saskatoon, SK), Brenda Draney (Edmonton/Slave Lake, AB), Sarah Anne Johnson (Winnipeg, MB), Wednesday Lupypciw (Calgary, AB), Maria Madacky (Coaldale, AB), Mary-Anne McTrowe(Lethbridge, AB), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg, MB), Jennifer Stillwell (Winnipeg, MB/Victoria, BC), and Leesa Streifler (Regina, SK).

The exhibition catalogue contains essays by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch, and Joan Borsa, as well as Amy Fung’s portraits of the artists.

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Wendy WerschLecture in partnership with MAWA
featuring Sheila Spence
Sunday, October 5, 2:00 pm, 136 ARTlab
Reception to follow


For more information about the exhibition, please contact:

 School of Art Office

School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed July 1, August 4, September 1, October 13


ARTlab is located on Dafoe Road next door to Taché Hall and Drake Centre. Find nearby parking by following this link: 


School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2

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