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Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists from The University of Winnipeg Collection

May 8, 2023 - August 4, 2023


Gallery 1C03 presents The Exhibition Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists from The University of Winnipeg Collection.

Coinciding with Asian Heritage Month, Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists in The University of Winnipeg Collection is a group exhibition curated by Irene Chan, a University of Winnipeg East Asian Languages and Cultures student. The exhibition aims to highlight the richness and diversity of East Asian artworks within the University’s art collection, offering a space for visitors to learn about and appreciate East Asian culture and heritage. The exhibit features an array of works by artists of Chinese and Japanese descent, including historical embroideries and ceramics, as well as contemporary prints, paintings and drawings. Featured artists include Kam Wing Lee, Noboru Sawai, Takao Tanabe, Zheng Yan and Akira Yoshikawa.

Exhibited works illustrate a broad spectrum of artistic expressions and the evolution of traditional art beyond its conventional boundaries. They also exemplify the artists’ unique approaches to exploring their identity as Asian Canadians. Through Within and Beyond Tradition, Gallery 1C03 promotes a greater understanding and appreciation of East Asian art.

The exhibition program will include a curatorial tour with Irene Chan and public talks by Professor Yongshan He and artists Takashi Iwasaki and Akira Yoshikawa.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm from May 8 – August 4, 2023 (closed statutory holidays).

Affiliated Events
Reception: May 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Gallery 1C03
Exhibition tour with Curator Irene Chan: May 8 at 4:30 pm
Learn about Chinese Characters with Yongshan He: May 19 at 2:00 pm
Artist Talks by Takashi Iwasaki and Akira Yoshikawa: June 23 at 2:30 pm

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. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

This exhibition is made possible in part through funding from the Manitoba Government. Special thanks to Yongshan He and Lenore Szekely of The University of Winnipeg’s East Asian Languages and Cultures Program for their support.

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, contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator
Gallery 1C03, 1st floor Centennial Hall
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
Ph: 204-786-9253


Gallery 1C03
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
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