Material Girls Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Blair Fornwald and Wendy Peart (installation view), Dunlop Gallery 2015. 

Tough Love

Tough Love with Blair Fornwald

  • October 18, 2017, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free, artists of all genders are welcome! Spaces are limited. To sign up for a critique email Adriana at

This is the former Crit Club Group with the addition of guest critics! Perfect for those who need feedback, or want to discuss art and art issues with a group of peers. Feel like you are working in a vacuum or without community context? Join other artists and a special guest for a 3-hour discussion at which artists receive focussed, constructive critique. If you want to sign up for a critique, email Adriana at Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the dialogue, whether you are sharing work or not.

Dunlop Art Gallery Assistant Curator Blair Fornwald will be the October guest critic. She is fun, approachable and has loads of insight. 

  • Blair Fornwald

    Blair Fornwald is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer based in Regina, Saskatchewan, who works from a queer and feminist perspective. She is a founding member of the artist collectives One Night Only and Turner Prize*, and has presented and performed across Canada, the United States and Germany.

    Fornwald’s curatorial practice is similarly guided by a collaborative impulse, framing exhibition making as joint endeavor, the result of sustained aesthetic, theoretical, and pragmatic dialogues unfolding between artist and curator. She is Dunlop Art Gallery’s Assistant Curator, and has also curated exhibitions for Neutral Ground and Vtape. She, alongside Dunlop colleagues Jennifer Matotek and Wendy Peart, has co-curated four large-scale group exhibitions: Tragedy Plus Time (2014), Material Girls (2015, touring across Canada until 2020), On the Table (2016) and Transmundane (2017). These exhibits address themes as varied as dark comedy, material feminism, food and altered states of consciousness, and have featured the works of notable Winnipeg and Brandon artists including Divya Mehra, Erica Eyres, Peter Morin, Sandee Moore, Katherine Boyer, Sarah Anne Johnson and Dominique Rey. She has curated solo exhibitions and performances by Joi T. Arcand, Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, David Garneau, Wednesday Lupypciw, Barbara Meneley and Daryl Vocat, and Winnipeggers Roewan Crowe and Elvira Finnigan among many others. She is currently working on solo exhibitions by Bridget Moser, Bev Pike and Marigold Santos.