The AGW Announces its Fall | Winter 2019 Season

Opens October 18 at 7pm!



SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut

October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020

SakKijâjuk – a Labrador Inuit term meaning “to be visible” – highlights the little known craft and artworks produced in Nunatsiavut (the Inuit region of Labrador) over half a century of exciting, diverse production. The exhibition features the work of over 40 artists in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, and the textile arts.

Curator: Heather Igloliorte, Montreal

Organized by // Organisé par The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Division, St. John’s, NL. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada, the Nunatsiavut Government and the International Grenfell Association. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada, au gouvernement du Nunatsiavut et a l‘association Internationale de Grenfell.

This exhibition is presented in Windsor with the support of Rochelle and Bill Tepperman

Northern Narratives: Cape Dorset Prints

October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020

The exhibition from the AGW Collection includes prints representing 17 Inuit artists published by the Cape Dorset/Kinngait WBEC Studios during the late 1950s and into the 1970s. This project focuses on stories of traditional Inuit life exploring themes of hunting, travel, wildlife and the spiritual power of Canada’s North.

Curated by Chris Finn

60th Anniversary of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative

October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020

The first annual Cape Dorset print collection was released in 1959, containing images produced by Inuit artists in the region. This exhibition includes prints and documentation pertaining to the Annual Graphics Collections produced by the Cape Dorset/Kinngait WBEC Studios.

Curated by Chris Finn

Recent Acquisitions

October 19, 2019 – January 26, 2020

This exhibition features a selection of historical, modern and contemporary art showcasing key areas in which the collection has been developed. Recent collecting areas include art by artists of Anishnaabe and Inuit ancestry, and art from the Windsor-Essex region and western Canada.

Curated by Catharine Mastin

Look Again! The AGW Collection at 75 Years


This multi-year exhibition marking the gallery’s 75th anniversary features many new acquisitions additional to the Grand Salon Wall.

Co-curated by Catharine Mastin and Chris Finn

Exhibition Sponsors: The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, Windsor Mold Group, the Graybiel Family and the Chandisherry Foundation, Mary and Bud Weingarden, Jennifer and Sean White, and Tepperman’s.

Education and Public Program Sponsors: Sharon Cassey, Horizon Capital Holdings, Anne Safranyos & Family, and Mary Weingarden.


Fridays Live!
October 18, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the season launch of the exhibitions and enjoy a curator-led exhibition tour, opening remarks, music, a performance, cash bar and catering by the AGW’s newest preferred caterer, Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine. Special guests include Curator Heather Igloliorte, Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey, Indigenous drummer Theresa Sims and the Coffee House Combo.
Admission: $15 | FREE to AGW Members and children under 6

Rethinking Inuit Art Today: A Panel Discussion
Saturday October 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Professor Heather Igloliorte of Concordia University and former Art Museum Director and current Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey as they discuss the transformation of Inuit Art and Culture since the 1960s. Igloliorte will explore the work of four generations of artists—Elders, Trailblazers, Fire Keepers, and the Next Generation represented in her national touring exhibition SakKijâjuk. Senator Bovey will discuss her experiences in the art museum field and how the Canadian Senate is responding to current issues. The panel will be moderated by AGW Executive Director, Catharine Mastin.

Heather Campbell’s Collaborative Art Project
Saturday November 2, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Heather Campbell is originally from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario. She will be presenting a pen and ink workshop during which the participants will be combining ink drawing with additional background washes contributed by the artist on individual supports. All participants will retain their artwork at the end of the workshop. Campbell’s art is included in the exhibition SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut at the AGW.

Family Fun Sundays in the Studio
Sundays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the AGW’s signature family-friendly program designed for inter-generational learning with local artist-led workshops and participate in a hands-on activity related to the current exhibitions. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The AGW thanks Anne Safranyos & Family for the 8th consecutive year of sponsorship.

First Thursdays: Open Late to 9:00 pm! Tours begin at 7:00 pm
December 5: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Vanguard Youth Arts Collective Workshop
January 2, 2020: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Join a guided tour of SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut

Remembering Through Art for Persons with Dementia & their Care Partners
Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: November 7, December 5, January 9, 2020 (2nd Thursday)

Perfect Pairings 2019
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Perfect Pairings returns to close the AGW’s 75th anniversary year in style. Join in a night of delightful art, food and wine, paired to perfection. Take home a unique work of art from this year’s art auction by Canadian artists: Caven Atkins, Zeke Moores, Robbert Fortin, Brenda Francis Pelkey, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald and Charles Pachter. Tickets: $125 per person; $100 for AGW members.

AGW Curator-Led Tours
November 9, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Northern Narratives: Cape Dorset Prints with Curator Chris Finn
December 28, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Recent Acquisitions with Dr. Catharine Mastin, Executive Director

All programs are Free with General Admission unless otherwise noted.

For more information contact Nicole McCabe at or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
Regular Admission: $10 adult; $5 youth; $5.00 students; Free to AGW members

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Image Credits:
(Top) Chesley Flowers, The George River Herd, 1995-96, wood and antler, 17 x 33 x 122 cm, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Memorial University Collection. Photo: Ned Pratt Photography
(Left) Kananginak Pootoogook, Kupanuaq, 61 x 85 cm, colour stonecut on paper, 46/50, Collection of the AGW; Gift of the Director’s Fund in memory of Sidney Levine, 1976
(Middle) Pudlo Pudlat, Man Carrying Bear, 1961, 48 x 64 cm, colour skin stencil on paper, 23/50, Collection of the AGW; Purchase 1962
(Right) Jahan Maka, Untitled, ca. 1975, graphite, ink, enamel and oil on canvas, 80 x 99 cm, Collection of the AGW; Gift of Michael Hall and Patricia Glascock, 2016