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Part of Who Counts? A Feminist Art Throwdown, a symposium about art, feminism and artist-run culture in early April 2014 in Winnipeg, MB. The symposium was presented by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art ...
What is Feminist Art? Panel
with Sharlene Bamboat, Joan Borsa and Cathy Mattes moderated by Dominique Rey.
Who Counts: A Feminist Art Throwdown Symposium
The Wendy Wersch Memorial Lecture Series is an annual event celebrating the memory of Winnipeg artist Wendy Wersch. Each lecture celebrates women in the visual arts who act as role models for innovative cu...
How do ecological and social justice artworks memorialize, inspire and embody social movements? How do they track changes in the relationships between ecology, citizens, Indigenous nations and the state? J...
By surveying portrayals of disability in contemporary art, Fenn and Lutfiyya will address the intersection of art and disability studies. Tensions exist between how the social sciences and the art world re...
Claudine Majzels delivered her Wendy Wersh Memorial Lecture "Dance, Art & Women's Bodies" on October 4, 2009
Self Promotion with Barb Hunt
Winnipeg artist Barb Hunt gives advice on self promotion for artists.
Elise Dawson, sales consultant at Gurevich Fine Art, gives advice on dealing with art dealers.
Artist Diana Thorneycroft provides some advice on preparing for studio visits.
hannah_g, co-director of Ace Art Inc., gives advice on applying for an exhibition.
MAWA Co-Executive Director Shawna Dempsey discusses mentoring.