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 programs@mawa.ca 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 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.