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FORECAST by Christina Battle

February 29 - April 12


Winnipeg, MB – Gallery 1C03, the campus art gallery of The University of Winnipeg, is pleased to present FORECAST, a multi-media exhibition by artist Christina Battle.

FORECAST is an ongoing series that considers the entanglement between environmental, social, political, and economic challenges facing the current moment. With a focus on air quality and weather prediction, video, banner, and sculptural works in this exhibition consider the complex ways in which we both sense and anticipate the climate crisis.

Two bodies of work will be featured.

the air we breathe is an expanded, experimental documentary that thinks through the complexities of air pollution by weaving together themes of environmental catastrophe, environmental racism, cultural and political shifts, and conspiracy. Combining research into air pollution along with personal storytelling and speculative imaginings, this project deeply considers the complicated ways in which our air impacts us: from the way that smells travel through it and the memories they evoke; to the physical impacts of pollutants through shared inhalation; to the ways in which the air serves as a metaphor of connection in a cultural sense. Exploring the systemically racist decisions that result in unequally distributed impacts of air pollutants across geographies, this work considers the act of breathing as one of both political and social potential.

Learning the Signals/Change is Coming is a participatory work that considers strategies for anticipating the weather. It looks more directly to the weather itself as a tool to help sense and predict the trajectory we are heading toward. Visitors are invited to record and share their air quality observations on postcards.

As part of the program, Christina Battle will deliver a zoom artist talk on March 8 at 11:00 am. Gallery 1C03 will also host a zoom talk by emerging scholar Amy Mazowita on April 2 at 8:30 am.

About The Artist
Christina Battle is an artist based in Treaty Six Territory in Edmonton, Alberta. Her practice focuses on thinking deeply about the concept of disaster: its complexity, and the intricacies that are entwined within it. Much of this work extends from her PhD dissertation (Art & Visual Culture, Western University, 2020) which looked closer to community responses to disaster: the ways in which they take shape, and especially to how both artistic and online models might help to frame and strengthen such response. Her website is

About Gallery 1C03
Gallery 1C03 is the campus art gallery of The University of Winnipeg. The gallery opened in September of 1986 with the mission to engage diverse communities through the development and presentation of contemporary and historical art exhibitions and related programming initiatives. The Gallery is also responsible for the development, preservation, and presentation of the University’s art collection.

Exhibition Hours
Monday – Friday between 12:00 and 4:00 pm from February 29 – April 12, 2024 (closed Friday, March 29).

Affiliated Public Events
Artist Talk: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:00 am CT on zoom
Life of Fire, A Talk by Amy Mazowita: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:30 am CT on zoom

Gallery 1C03 is on Treaty 1 Territory, the homeland of the Red River Métis and the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Anishininew, Dakota and Dene peoples, and. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Getting Here and Accessibility
Maps of The University of Winnipeg campus, including accessibility and parking maps, can be found at The Gallery is located on the main floor of Centennial Hall at 515 Portage Avenue. Accessible, street level visitor entrances with auto door openers and ramps are via Portage Avenue, Ellice Avenue and Spence Street. The gallery doors are equipped with auto-openers. There is a gender-neutral, accessible washroom less than 100 feet from the Gallery entrance. Our exhibitions and affiliated events are free to everyone.

For more information & media Interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204-786-9253


February 29
April 12
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