The Power of 30
MAWA // Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art
611 Main Street
5 September – 4 October 2014
Opening 5 September 2014 . 17h-20h
Closing Party 3 October 2014 . 18h-20h
In September and October 2014, over twenty professional arts centres in Manitoba will be exhibiting work by Manitoba women artists in recognition of MAWA’s contribution to the arts community. Plug In ICA and Urban Shaman will be featuring the works of Indigenous women artists whose traditional territories predate provincial boundaries. Even though these exhibits will feature many, many women artists, there are many, many more! And we want everyone to be included!
This fall, MAWA will host a Members’ Showcase, The Power of 30, featuring one work in any media by any MAWA member who wishes to participate. Our intention is to fill the north wall of our programming space, virtually from floor to ceiling, with the vast range of work being produced by you, our members.
This celebration of creativity is being coordinated by independent curator and Video Pool Distribution Coordinator Jennifer Smith. Her curatorial practice focuses on contemporary craft, and she has worked on exhibitions for the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, the Manitoba Craft Council and many independent projects.
The MAWA Members’ Showcase will be part of the MAWA 30th anniversary exhibitions (for which there will be coordinated openings in September, shuttle buses and a brochure!) and the MAWA/MARCC Symposium on Feminism and Art, October 3-5 . Most of all, it will be an opportunity for all of us to “hang” out together on the MAWA gallery wall.