Focussed Mentorships

Developing a Body of Work with Diana Thorneycroft

  • April 26, 2017 – June 28, 2017
  • Application Deadline: April 13, 2017 at 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free to apply; $50 enrollment fee.  For MAWA members only.

3-Month Mentorship 
Wednesdays, April 26, May 24 and June 28, 2017, 7-9:30pm 

Does it seem like you make a bit of this, a bit of that, in different media and styles, all of it focussed on different concerns? No idea how to pull it all together? Diana Thorneycroft will discuss the importance of developing a coherent body of work and will work with participants on honing in the core of their practices. This focused mentorship for women-identified artists will help you dig more deeply into your work. It will also be extremely valuable for anyone proposing a solo exhibition or applying for funding.

To apply for a  Focussed Mentorship:

Please email a single pdf document containing a paragraph describing your practice, why you want to participate in this program and what you hope to achieve through the focussed mentorship (if English is not your first language and you would like to apply verbally, please call the office and we can make accommodation) and 10 embedded jpg images of your artwork or links to up to 5 minutes of video captioned with titles of the work, the media, date completed and dimensions.

If you are not already a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment. MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others. Applications are due at MAWA by Thursday, April 13 at 4pm. Email applications to and put “Focused Mentorship” in the subject heading. Note: spaces are limited. Thorneycroft will select participants who she feels she can be most helpful to.

  • Diana Thorneycroft

    Diana Thorneycroft has exhibited across Canada, the US and internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Bank of Montreal, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Thorneycroft was a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art from 1984 to 2010, and has taught workshop rurally and nationally.