Studio Visits

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

Studio Visits with Blair Fornwald

  • October 19, 2017 – October 20, 2017
  • Application Deadline: October 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

For MAWA members only. Application deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4pm. Free!

MAWA members have the opportunity to apply for free studio visits with Blair Fornwald, the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Assistant Curator. This is an excellent chance to get your work in front of someone who might want to include it in an exhibition and to receive valuable professional feedback. 

Please apply for a studio visit with Blair Fornwald. She will be selecting the artists she will meet to ensure that the dialogue will be engaging and fruitful for both parties, based on common concerns and interests. Artists both established and emerging are encouraged to apply.

Email applications to and put “Studio Visit” in the subject heading. Applications must be received by Friday, October 6 at 4 pm.

Please email a single pdf document containing:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
  • a line or two about why you would like a studio visit with Fornwald
  • 5 images of your artwork with caption information

And if you would prefer to meet Fornwald in a group setting, consider coming to “Tough Love”, 

  • Blair Fornwald

    Blair Fornwald is a queer white settler and an interdisciplinary artist and curator originally from Treaty 4 Territory/Saskatchewan who holds degrees from the University of Regina (BFA 2002) and Western University (MFA 2007). Fornwald is Director/Curator of the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba and has held curatorial positions at the Dunlop Art Gallery and RPL Film Theatre. Her practices are united by a collaborative impulse and interests in performativity, vulnerability and humour. Fornwald has presented work across Canada, the US and Germany. Blair Fornwald’s mentorship of two emerging artists will be in honour of long-serving MAWA mentor Sigrid Dahle (1955-2020).  

    Photo by Zoë Schneider.

    Blair Fornwald and Nic Wilson, Proposal for a flag, flags and wallpaper, dimensions variable, 2020. Installation view, borderLINE, 2020, Remai Modern, Saskatoon. Photo by Blaine Campbell