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Herstory: Art by Women in The University of Winnipeg Collection

March 7 - April 6, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, March 7, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Includes launch of Dominique Rey & Chris Reid publications

Panel Discussion with Herstory Curator & Artists: March 27 at 12:30 p.m. 

In conjunction with International Women's Month celebrations Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg is pleased to present Herstory, a group exhibition featuring work by twenty-one Manitoba women artists represented in the University's collection.

Herstory is the first time in the collection's history that art created solely by significant female artists is being shown in the gallery. The exhibition and its related forthcoming publication trace the historical and contemporary contributions these women—all who, have at one point or another, have called Manitoba home—have made on the local, national and international art scenes. Herstory highlights the themes and subjects these artists have examined in their work, from portraiture and the body to landscapes and narratives, and considers how “the feminine” and feminist notions (if any) have been approached and interpreted.

The exhibition is comprised of twenty-five two-dimensional pieces produced in various media such as painting, photography, drawing, prints and mixed media works during the past seven decades. Artists include Eleanor Bond, Sheila Butler, Caroline Dukes, Aganetha Dyck, G. N. Louise Jonasson, Daphne Odjig, Wanda Koop, Rosemary Kowalsky, Alison Newton, Dominique Rey, Sheila Spence, Eva Stubbs and Diana Thorneycroft, among others.

To complement the exhibition's opening reception on March 7, Gallery 1C03 is pleased to launch two of its latest publications which highlight the work of Manitoba women artists Dominique Rey and Chris Reid.

A panel discussion related to the exhibition with Herstory curator Laura White and artists Dominique Rey, Eva Stubbs and Diana Thorneycroft will take place at Gallery 1C03 on March 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial assistance for Herstory from The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Government, Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism.

Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Good Friday.. Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Jennifer Gibson
Gallery 1C03
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2E9
Ph: 204.786.9253
F: 204.774.4134
E: j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca