Summer 2020 Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB
Summer 2020 Exhibitions and Online Programs


Taylor McArthur, Uninhabited Land, 2020. Digital art.
Dallas Flett-Wapash, Augmented Reality TRIPtych, 2020. Digital art.

!IN.SITE; Dallas Flett-Wapash & Taylor McArthur

Online Exhibition: June 18 – July 18, 2020
Guest-curated by Cecilia Araneda

In Manitoba, the reservation is a ubiquitous entity; and yet – paradoxically – is also seen as a foreign place and it is rare for non-Indigenous peoples to visit outside of service work reasons. With !; Flett-Wapash and McArthur will bring into the prairie city digital manifestations, maps, and future visions of the reservation, considering it both as familiar home and the outcome of state displacement policies.


Photo credit: Leif Norman

In conversation: Artist talk with Dallas Flett-Wapash & Taylor McArthur
Online Event: June 18, 2 – 3 pm CDT

Join us for a conversation between Dallas Flett-Wapash and Taylor McArthur, the artists of the exhibition !;. Flett-Wapash and McArthur will discuss their emerging digital art practices and the exhibition theme of Indigenous futures. This conversation will be moderated by Cecilia Araneda, guest curator of !;.

This is an online event and will be livestreamed on Thursday, June 18th at 2 pm CDT on the AGSM Facebook page.

Setting up a 3D Environment in Blender 2.8: Workshop led by Taylor McArthur
Online Event: July 9, 2 – 3 pm CDT

Learn how to create 3D environments in Blender 2.8. Blender is a free and open-source computer graphics software used for creating animated films, visual effects, 3D printed models, computer games, and more. The workshop will be led by Taylor McArthur.

This workshop will take place on ZOOM. There is limited capacity. Register in advance by July 6 to secure your spot. To register, email

Prototyping in Augmented Reality with Unity and Vuforia: Workshop led by Dallas Flett-Wapash
Online Event: July 16, 2 – 3 pm CDT

Experiment with augmented reality using software tools, Unity and Vuforia. The workshop will be led by Dallas Flett-Wapash.

This workshop will take place on ZOOM. There is limited capacity. Register in advance by July 10 to secure your spot. To register, email

Prairie Verses: Contemporary Art from the Manitoba Arts Council Collection
Main Gallery: On Now until July 18, 2020

This exhibition offers various perspectives inspired by feelings of excitement and anticipation of summertime in Manitoba. Pulled from the Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank Collection, Prairie Verses is a selection of contemporary artwork from artists across Manitoba and specially features representation from the Westman region.

Neelin High School Student Exhibition 2020
Community Gallery: On Now until July 31, 2020

The International Baccalaureate (IB) students in the Visual Arts program at École Secondaire Neelin High School present Apart, Yet Connected. Guided by their teacher, Ms. Tara Leach, the students explore what it means to create art and reflect on their creative goals and styles. The students’ work and creativity continue to connect us, inspire us, and lift our spirits. Ms. Leach often brings her art class to the gallery and the students always amaze us with their thoughtful insight and detailed sketches when viewing and discussing the exhibitions. We are proud to support Brandon’s youth, and excited to be able to share the creative work and voices of the Neelin IB students with the community, both online and in-person.

About the AGSM:
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba has been proudly serving Brandon and its surrounding region for over 100 years. Founded in 1907 as the Brandon Art Club, the AGSM is Manitoba’s oldest centre for visual art and one of Canada’s first. The AGSM offers year round exhibitions in our Main and Community galleries featuring artwork from leading local, provincial, and national artists that often addresses the specifics of this place and encourages new understandings of our community. We also produce regular public events and offer a robust art education program offering tours, workshops and classes for children, teens, and adults at all skill levels. As a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, all of our main public programs are offered free of charge to the public, and our education programs operate on a cost-recovery basis (with 100% funded scholarships for youth facing financial barriers).

AGSM Accessibility:
This venue is partially accessible. There is an elevator on the ground floor of the Town Centre mall to enter the AGSM building, which is located on the second floor of the mall. There is also an automated entrance into the Gallery’s building from the Town Centre parkade, which is an accessible parking lot. Once in the Gallery building, there are two large doorways to enter the AGSM; a front desk attendant is on hand during open hours to assist anyone who requires support to enter the gallery. There are two gender neutral washrooms on-site; their entrances are not accessible.

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Brandon, MB
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