Children in front of Art Express'd shipping container
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating
Canada 150 with ART EXPRESS’D.
© Winnipeg Art Gallery

August 2-8, 2017

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating Canada 150 with ART EXPRESS’D, a coast-to-coast-to-coast adventure. Three 20-foot shipping containers transformed into mobile art studios will traverse every province and territory.

Contemporary artists Jessie Buchanan, Evin Collis, and Becky Thiessen will each lead a collaborative art-making project on their journey towards the country’s heart, Winnipeg. The WAG is partnering with Parks Canada to present activities in Winnipeg and Churchill, Manitoba.

How do you picture Canada in the next 150 years? Come share your vision as part of ART EXPRESS’D in a community near you!

ART EXPRESS’D in Churchill

Jessie Buchanan’s vision for ART EXPRESS’D is called Voices of the Landscape. Working with Jessie, you will create acrylic paintings reflecting how you understand yourself as a Canadian, and your connection with the land and environment.

ART EXPRESS’D in Winnipeg

A fourth container stationed at the Parks Canada Place at The Forks National Historic Site will feature free art-making workshops for the whole family. Participate in the Canada 150 celebrations through artistic activities at The Forks all summer long!

Watch canada150.wag.ca for dates and schedules.